After a two-year hiatus, Halloween is again at Interfaith Social Companies, and the company is searching for donations of recent costumes to offer to youngsters ages 12 and youthful whose households use the company’s meals pantry.
“Your donation makes it possible for kids whose families can’t afford to buy a costume be the little princesses and superheroes they’ve been dreaming of, while gathering treats this Halloween,” the company’s web site reads.
The wishlist for donations — which could be discovered at https://amzn.to/3LedMvk — contains Jedis, unicorns, traditional witches, Buzz Lightyear, Sonic the Hedgehog, characters from the tv present “Stranger Things,”Inflatable dinosaurs, as well as any variety of Pokemon characters.
The costumes are displayed in mid October in a tent next to the food pantry. Families can attend a special day of festivities. “shopping”To choose their Halloween attire. In 2019, approximately 250 children attended.
“It’s one of our favorite seasonal programs,” said Rick Doane, Interfaith’s executive director. “Donors love selecting and purchasing costumes for the drive, and the kids get so incredibly excited when they get to pick out any costume they want on giveaway day.”
Donations of new clothing and accessories can be dropped at the Interfaith Social Services Building, at 105 Adams St. Quincy, Monday to Friday, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
You can also order costumes from Amazon and have them shipped directly to Interfaith. Donations of money are also welcome.
According to a press release, the deadline for donations is Oct. 7.
Interfaith Social Services operates one of Greater Boston’s largest emergency food pantries, a mental health counseling center, thrift shop, and homelessness prevention program — and has been in business for 75 years.
Residents of Braintree and Cohasset can access the meals pantry from Hingham, Holbrooke, Holbrooke, Holbrooke, Hull, Milton or Quincy. Scituate and Scituate are also served by the pantry.