CMS Girl Scouts Collecting Gently Used Halloween Costumes

halloween-costume-drivePaloma Ronis, Samantha Lorr, and Amelia Hawley, 8th graders at CMS and members of Girl Scout Troop 5548, are collecting old and gently used Halloween costumes for their Silver Award. Take this opportunity to clean out your closets and make a child’s Halloween special! The costumes will be donated to the Monarch School for underprivileged children in San Diego.

The girls encourage you or your child to bring in costumes and drop them off in the bin in your school’s office. Please do not bring in any violent costumes that include fake weapons. The drive began on October 4th and will end on November 4th, giving you the opportunity to give old costumes to the school for this Halloween, and then donate your recent costumes for the kids next year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact nadohalloweencostumedrive@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

Paloma Ronis, Samantha Lorr, Amelia Hawley are collecting gently used Halloween costumes for the Monarch School. Submitted photo.
Paloma Ronis, Samantha Lorr, Amelia Hawley are collecting gently used Halloween costumes for the Monarch School. Submitted photo.

In an interview with KCMS last week, the girls explained their project:

KCMS:  So I hear that you are having a Halloween costume drive.

SAMANTHA:  Yes, we are collecting gently used Halloween costumes for the Monarch School for underprivileged children in San Diego.  Our goal is to collect 100 Halloween costumes to make 100 kids happy this Halloween!

KCMS:  Why are you doing this?

PALOMA:  This is part of our Girl Scout Silver Award, but we are mainly doing this for the benefit of the kids at the Monarch School.  We asked the Monarch School – how can we help?, and they said – we need Halloween costumes!

KCMS:  Where and when can I donate a costume?

AMELIA:  There are bins in the front office of Village Elementary, CMS, CHS, Silver Strand and Christ Church Day School.  The drive started Tuesday, October 4th and is going until November 4th.  This gives you the option to give your old Halloween costumes from prior years, while also giving you the option of donating your just-used costume from this Halloween.

Note:  The girls are awaiting approval to add a bin at Sacred Heart.

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