For Children and Adults
Countries involved are U.S.A and Dominican Republic with the Holiday of Halloween and Carnival-Independence Day. The common theme between the two is that both countries celebrate such holidays by wearing costumes in the United States we celebrate Halloween and for the most part our children get to wear a new and different costume every year, now what happens with those costumes once this holiday has past? This is when our cultural exchange kicks in;
We collect these gently worn or new Halloween costumes from our community and children here in the U.S. and in turn we pack-ship-donate to under-served children in the Dominican Republic for their annual Carnival and Independence Day festivities, which is held during the month of February.
It is cultural tradition to dress up and parade throughout the country for these festivities. This project will allow these children, who may otherwise not be able to experience this, wearing a colorful costume while participating in the country’s tradition to dress up and enjoy the festivities and create happy childhood memories through this cultural exchange.
We can all experience through images and videos where their donated costumes are going and how it impacts the life of a less fortunate child.
The children learn the gift of giving, culture, history, art, geography, and of course a unique concept to recycle-reduce-reuse.
Each year we gather an even greater number of donors therefore more children are able give and receive costumes through this cultural exchange.
We need all hands-on deck to keep this great and educational program active, running and growing.
Drop Off Your Donated Halloween Costumes in Our Yellow Drop Off Box
Drop off box