Do you have any old Halloween costumes that you’re not planning on using anymore?
If you do, you can help out Operation Candy Corn, a drive to collect gently used Halloween costumes that will help children in need who want to go trick-or-treating. Drop off your gently used Halloween costumes for toddlers through teens in the collection bin placed at the entrance of the War Memorial Youth Center.
This is the third year that Coral Gables resident and local student Brennen Lopez is doing Operation Candy Corn. The costumes collected are donated to Branches Inc., a non-profit organization that helps struggling families. The goal is to collect costumes for 250-plus kids and host Halloween parties for various Branches locations.
If you have a costume, or a closet full of them, in good condition that no longer fits your child, consider donating it to Operation Candy Corn. You can drop off your donated Halloween costumes at 405 University Dr., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. ,and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.
If you own a business and/or can help with a donation to make the planned Halloween parties a success (decorations, cups, plates, pizza, snacks, cupcakes, cakes, water, juice, etc., or gift cards to help buy these items) send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or cacll 786-405-5144.