Costumes for Kids is program designed to to give disabled children the Halloween experience they deserve. They collect new or used costumes, make-up and costumes.
The program launched in 2008 and they are looking for haunted attractions, individuals, halloween enthusiasts and more to donate their new, unused, and gently used costumes. These costumes in return, will be distributed to children who are less fortunate, and children with disabilities including hard to find costumes themes for children in wheelchairs and special needs.
All they ask is that you contact them, and ship your costumes directly to them. The costumes will be cleaned and sent to the families in need to give the children a very special Halloween every year. All sizes are accepted from infant on up.
Don’t let the name fool you. They also accept Make-Up (unopened), Halloween favors and decor to bring the whole Halloween experience to these children and families. For more information, look at the items wanted page.
Posters are available to download that you can put up and start your own drive to help this cause. Not every child is able to celebrate Halloween as they should so let’s give them that chance to escape hard times, disabilities and special needs by bringing them some simple joy.
You can get involved with Costumes For Kids by donating items, setting up a costume drive at your local event, haunted house or school gathering. They have a variety of posters you can use to hang up, banners for your websites, flyers and more to get you started.
When the time arrives for you to ship your items, just send them an email they we will tell you how and where to ship them.
Only one person? Send your children’s past items no longer in use. Every single person is needed to help Costumes For Kids.
For the Halloween 2011 Season, all items should be received by October 20th to make it in time for trick or treating and Halloween for the families and children.
If you are a Haunted House, you can do a drive and send it or do a drive all season and ship it for next year.
If you are interested in being a Sponsor contact them as well. They are looking for sponsors to supply wristbands, awareness, offset shipping and anything you think may help the cause.
For more information visit Costumesforkids.net
To submit a family in need (for consideration), email Costumes For Kids.
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Most online retailers put merchandise online, much like data entry. They stick their products up, type the information and walk away. It’s not every day that an online retailer creates videos for each of their products, or creates a special “Halloween Haven,” complete with a spectacular promotional video.
What online retailer am I speaking of? Grandin Road! They have unveiled their 2011 Halloween Haven. For those up at midnight, I was lucky enough to see the new promotional video early this year before the reveal this morning. The promotional video shows a variety of themes ranging from Ghosts to Vampires, all while showcasing a variety of products. The video is filmed in such a way that it doesn’t feel like the products “are being sold to you,” it showcases Grandin Roads wonderful Halloween spirit! So much spirit in fact, I believe they are on the same level of the major Halloween retailer, Spirit Halloween.
Martha Stewart products are also featured on Grandin Roads site. What were once more “glittery” products in the past (provided by MSLO), has gone more into the spooky and the macabre. There are some spotlight products here provided by MSLO, including luminaries, silhouettes and some fantastic lab beakers.
The life-size products are the highlight of Grandin Roads product line this year. One of these years I am going to pick up “Endora the Witch,” I have wanted her for some time. There are also some very detailed tombstones, moving zombies, moving hands and some choice tabletop products.
What’s great about Grandin Road is that everything you could need for Halloween can be purchased in one place. Whether you need props for your yard haunt, or throwing a Halloween party, Grandin Road’s got it!
Oct31st.org is proud to announce the grand opening of the new website, Christmasweb.org. Over the coming weeks, Christmasweb will supply you with everything you need this holiday season! New content includes; recipes (drinks, cookies, cakes), decorating tips (ideas, crafts), downloads (wallpapers, gift tags) a holiday TV guide (shows, specials, movies) and more.
Be sure to check out the new website. Oct31st.org will be back next year, thank you everyone for all the support.
We made it to October first boys and girls! The month I have been looking forward to all year long is finally here. Summer will be over very shortly and cool temperatures will finally return – after what seemed like a long summer. Dust off those Halloween and fall decorations and get started! How will you be celebrating the month of October? Better Homes and Gardens have kicked off their 100 Days of Holidays from Halloween to Christmas. BHG has daily ideas to help make your holiday season the best yet, be sure to check that out.
I recently opened my E-Bay store with Halloween ornaments. The ornaments are glittered on the inside, so there isn’t any flaking or glitter mess. I started with traditional orange and black colors. I now have added purple to the ornament colors available and it’s now online via my eBay store. Part of the proceeds goes to my server cost as well as to my account (as I am a recent college grad still struggling to find employment). Each set comes with six ornaments and is a total of $15, that’s $2.50 for each ornament (with supplies etc). They are hand created by me, made in California and I appreciate the support.
I updated the TV Guide through the 7th of October and have to adjust a couple of things. Food Network is going to be having a Pumpkin carving challenge this weekend on TV. Elvira’s Movie Macabre also airs this Sunday in the early AM, check local listings (movie she’s showing is “The Terror”). I added a new wine label and three vintage Pumpkin Master stencils.
I am also working on a part TWO of the Halloweentown interview; I will keep everyone posted about that. Lots more very soon, be sure to check back.