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The greatest legacy we can leave children is happy memories
-Og Mandino


Emma Munson Foundation is collecting new and gently used costumes to be distributed to children in need - to make Halloween memories for them and things a little easier for their parents.

This is our fourth annual Halloween season - and we can use your help! We have a network of distribution sites and work with local care organizations to see if families that they serve would benefit by your generosity. We are working this year to adjust our distribution events to keep the families and our volunteers safe.

Last year we collected over 1,100 costumes and hope to continue to grow this event - it's a great way to help take stress off of families in need and directly help children in our area. If your child has had happy memories around Halloween, you can help make sure another child does too. With so many cancellations over the past several months of events, we hope to bring joy and some normalcy to these sweet kids.

Costumes will be collected until early-October and then will be organized and distributed at a number of Costume Parties in our local area. We will continue our tradition with Providence Connections (one of our favorite places), located in Brighton Heights and also are scheduled to visit Hearth in Shaler, Light of Life, the Women and Children's Shelter of Pgh and The Hollander in Braddock. We also hope to work with Sister Mary and SALT (Save A Life Today) Pittsburgh and host an event in the City of Pittsburgh.

Costumes should be new or, if used, clean and in good condition (similar to what you would put on your own child) and the most popular ones are usually Super Heroes, Star Wars, Princess and Fairies. We expect children aged infant to young adult will benefit from your kindness. We will accept adult costumes as well due to the large number of teenagers and actually some of the moms who love to dress up too.

Again this year our friends at Studio Raw on Babcock Blvd. will serve as a collection site. There will be a drop off box in front of the studio for minimal contact. On Saturday, Oct. 3 we will be on site all day for additional drop offs. We will also have a collection box in our front yard and you are welcome to place your donations there as well. Our address is 1864 Brandywine Drive Allison Park. You can email us at info@EmmaMunsonFoundation.com or call/text us at 412-945-7363 with questions or to make any special arrangements for drop-off.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and support! If you are interested in helping us 'suit up' kids at one or more of our events - check back when we post our volunteer schedule