Superheroes, princesses and zombies were back at Interfaith last weekend, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. We invited children served by our food pantry to a Halloween Costume Distribution event on Saturday, October 15, and each child was able to select a brand-new Halloween costume at no cost.
For local families having trouble putting food on the table, “extras” such as Halloween costumes can seem out of reach. Our seasonal initiatives, like the Halloween distribution and Help for the Holidays gift program, help ease these costs for South Shore families in need and bring joy to children in difficult situations.
Generous individuals and businesses donated hundreds of new Halloween costumes through our Halloween Drive. We’d like to thank O’Connor & Drew, P.C., Have a Sammi Kinda Day, Dan Minton and the Quincy Police Department, Emergent BioSolutions and DanceWorks for running costume drives at their businesses and organizations. DPS Insurance Group donated a tent for the event and Stop & Shop donated hundreds of sugar pumpkins for the children to take home.
Dozens of volunteers helped sort incoming donations, prepare for the event, and assisted clients during the costume distribution, including corporate volunteer groups from IntelyCare, Peapod Digital Labs, Retail Business Services, and SIGNET Electronic Systems. THANK YOU!
For more information about Interfaith’s holiday initiatives, please contact Seasonal Program Coordinator Natalie McMenamin at email@example.com.
Enjoy some of our favorite photos from the event, by Gary Higgins Photography: