Austin Area Nonprofit Gives Away Halloween Costumes to Kids in Need

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Somehow, 2017 has blown by, and we’re only about a month away from Halloween. While many children are dreaming up their costumes and heading to Party City or searching online for the perfect disguise, other families are feeling the strain in their pocketbooks to prepare for the holiday that can get very expensive, especially with multiple children. But KXAN reports that one Austin area nonprofit has a solution for low-income families. Costume Connections offers free costumes for kids through a series of four pop-up shops where families can come browse through outfits to choose the perfect outfit for October 31.

“This year we are so excited,” Michelle Burns, founder of Costume Connections, told KXAN. “We are partnering with Austin rec centers, Round Rock rec centers.” On the Costume Connections website, one can plan to attend the Texas pop-up locations in North Austin, Round Rock, Central and East Austin, and South and West Austin starting on September 30.

If you’re interested in donating to the cause, visit here. As Costume Connections explains on their website, the holiday may seem frivolous and silly to some, but to children, Halloween is exciting and fun, and “…the children who are unable to participate in school parades and trick-or-treating are left with feelings of exclusion and shame.”