With the average price of a Halloween costume nearing $25, costumes have become a luxury that is often beyond the reach of many family budgets. In an effort to make sure that every child can experience the magic of Halloween, FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH collects both used and new costumes and accessories to be given away for FREE to low-income children at an annual event held just prior to Halloween.
Each year, local residents have searched their basements, attics, and garages for those costumes saved from when their now college age child was a tot running around the neighborhood yelling “Trick or Treat” and have donate hundreds of new and used costumes, accessories, sports uniforms and costume jewelry to the cause.
FLORAL SCENTS at 604 Washington Street, Canton has volunteered to be a local drop off site. Bring in costumes, masks, accessories, athletic uniforms, costume jewelry…anything you can think of that will make a child excited to celebrate Halloween. Drop off deadline is OCTOBER 15th. Floral Scents hours for drop off are Monday thur Saturday 10am – 5pm.
2013 FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH Costume Giveaway will be held on October 27th at UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center from 11am- 3pm. For questions call 781-821-5500. For more information on how you can help, check outfromthepumpkinpatch.org.