Haven for Hope gets help for Halloween

Halloween costumes donated to children

Haven for Hope wants families to live a normal life as possible while they are there.

That is why they have been taking in Halloween costume donations, so kids will be able to dress up and go trick or treating.

The Jackson family is just one of the many families at Haven for Hope whose children will get dressed up on Halloween. It is one less thing for parents to worry about.

"It means a lot. It makes my kids happy , stress free because my wife was wondering how she would get some costumes," Tyrone Jackson.

It was all made possible thanks to the generous donations of people in the Alamo City, but especially Girl Scout Troop 369.

Over the weekend, the troop dropped off about 100 costumes they collected just over the past few weeks for their Silver Award Project.

Officials at Haven for Hope say they brought almost enough costumes so all 130 children at the center could dress up.

"We want them to experience a normal a life as they possibly can when they're at Haven for Hope," said Evita Morin with Haven For Hope.

Residents can still donate gently used costumes or brand new ones. The center says they could always use basic kids clothing as well.

"We are always in need honestly of very basic items like childrens underwear, socks, pajamas, things like that people take for granted we have desperate need for those things," said Morin.

It's the simple things like a Halloween costume that will put a big smile on the face of children.

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