Jersey Cares Halloween Costume Drive

201509560ae9f3e18baFor most children’s shelters and other Jersey Cares project partners, Halloween costumes do not make the list of essentials in the budget.

Every October, Jersey Cares helps to offset costume costs by collecting new and gently used costumes from generous volunteers, enabling children living in New Jersey’s shelters to have a Happy Halloween and enjoy the festivities that they see other children enjoying.

In 2014, nearly 750 costumes were distributed to children in New Jersey. For more information on the Jersey Cares Halloween Costume Drive visit their website.

f your office, club, or group of friends would like to conduct a drive, you can register on the Jersey Cares website. If you have any questions about hosting a collection drive, please contact Akeera Weathers at (973) 533-1993 or

If you are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in need of children’s Halloween costumes, please fill out the agency application form. Unfortunately, they are not able to provide costumes to individuals. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Akeera Weathers at or 973-533-1993 ext. 32.

About Jersey Cares (from website)

Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization, established in 1993, recruits and engages volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs. We partner with local nonprofits to identify needs and implement volunteer projects to meet these needs. We provide individuals, families, corporate employees and community groups with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that range from tutoring children to painting new murals in schools.

Jersey Cares is an affiliate of the Hands on Network, an innovative alliance of volunteer catalysts throughout the world.


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