‘WEEN DREAM provides free Halloween costumes to children in need. Our volunteers believe every child should be able to dress up and participate in Halloween, regardless of his or her family’s ability to buy a costume.
We collect donated costumes (both new and gently used) throughout the year. When we receive a costume, we put certain information about it into our system (size, gender, description, etc.). In August, we start reviewing ‘WEENSTER applications. Parents or guardians fill out a form that tells us the child’s age, size, and desired costume. We try to match ‘WEENSTERs with costumes we already have. If we don’t have a costume for a child, we add him or her to our ‘WEENSTER Pumpkin Patch so that someone will (hopefully) purchase the particular costume needed for that child. Whether through general costume donations or our ‘WEENSTER Pumpkin Patch, we try to get costumes to as many applicants as we can before Halloween.
We accept costume applications from all over America and try to help as many kids get costumes as possible, no matter where they live.
Thanks to public donations from 26 states, 'WEEN DREAM was able to give free Halloween costumes to 580 of the 844 children in need who applied for costumes in 2014!
Here are just a few of those children...
For those who are in New Orleans, here’s an opportunity to support them…
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
(Patron Party 8pm-9pm at The Mortuary)
Location: The Mortuary Haunted House
4800 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119
Attire: costume or black tie required
Food/Drink: catering and open bar included in ticket price
For those not in New Orleans, we encourage you to visit their site, and find out how you can support this great charity! Don’t the kids go without costumes this Halloween!