Where to Donate Halloween Costumes

Halloween is one of the holidays that most kids look forward to during the year. It’s the one day where they get to dress up as their favorite superhero or character, go from door yelling “trick or treat!”, and have a candy overload! Unfortuantely, many children are unable to participate in this exciting, annual experience because they don’t have the resources to afford a costume.

So if you don’t know what to do with last year’s costume, don’t let it sit unused in your closet! Think about donating it to someone who would enjoy it to the fullest this halloween!

Before you donate, however, please consider the following tips:

1. Make sure your donated costume is complete and isn’t missing any important pieces.

2. Check your costume over to see if there are no rips or holes. If so, try to sew them to make the costume look as good as new!

3. If possible, wash your costume before donating.

Now you’re ready to give someone a spooky and fantastic Halloween!

If you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, you can use Zealous Good to match you with several local organizations that are actually looking for that specific item and will therefore profit from it the most. If you don’t live in Chicago or Dallas, here are some other places that would value your donation:

Children’s Hospitals

For those of you who have kids and thus, an abundant amount of old, unused kid’s costumes donate them to your local children’s hospital and bring a smile their faces!

To find your local children’s hospital, check out this website.

Low Income Schools

Most kids that attend low-income schools don’t have the resources to have the hippest Halloween costumes they would like. So donate your old costume here and give these kids a Halloween they wont forget!

To find your local low-income school, click here!


Theatres are always in need of unique character costumes considering they play different characters all the time. So make their plays easier to manage by donating your costumes today! Search online to find a local theatre near you!

Day Cares

Day cares need activities to keep the children entertained everyday. Why not donate your old costume so these kids can play dress up and have fun while they wait for their parents to pick them up! Search online to find your nearest day care!

Again, if you’re in the Chicago or Dallas area, use Zealous Good to submit your costume donation and we’ll easily match you with a local charity that could use it!

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