Where to Donate Halloween Costumes

Trick or treat?! It’s back! Tis the season for spooky haunts, eerie fog, and of course, candy corn. It’s the perfect holiday to transform yourself into your favorite fantasy. Every year we plan and find what our newest Halloween costume is going to be and your old costumes continue to sit in the back of your closet. Donate them now! lion

Boo! Calling all Chicagoans celebrating Halloween this month! Donating your Halloween costumes is as easy as using Zealous Good. Our simple donation-matching process lets you both donate items easily and pick the charity you wish to give to. If you don’t live in Chicago, here are some other organizations that you could donate your old costumes to:

Theater Programs

Whether it be high school or professional reperatory, Halloween is year around at theater programs around the country. They have the lucky job of playing different characters every night on stage. Theater programs can never have enough costumes. Give your Halloween costumes today!

Check online for local theater programs and for information on schools near you, you can look up your local school district online.

Children’s Hospitals

Some of you might have children and brace yourself, I’m going to say it, they grow and get older every year. Why not donate your kid’s old costumes to kids that want to go trick or treating the most? Bring a smile to these children’s faces.

Check out this list of Children’s Hospitals close to you.

Day Cares

Kids love playing dress up either as their favorite princess or inspiring superheroes. By donating to day cares, kids are given more and more activities to do while you work hard at the office.

Look up local day cares online!

So, whether you donate through Zealous Good or to these other awesome options, your halloween costumes can truly make someone’s day. With so many ways to make an impact, why wait? Donate today!

Vince Nava is a 2013 marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Vince on Google+, on Twitter at @vincenava or Zealous Good on Facebook and on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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