By: Kelly Gross | August 30, 2018
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…
School is in full swing and there’s starting to be a chill in the air at night… FALL IS HERE!
And with it, a very special crusade for one of many people’s favorite holidays, Halloween.
Every year in the fall, GGL Agent Marie Colette leads a crusade to collect and distribute new Halloween costumes to children in need. A lifelong resident of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, Halloween has always been Marie’s favorite holiday. However, over time, she noticed that among the growing number of children happily trick-or-treating in her neighborhood, many of them were not wearing costumes. Marie wanted to ensure every child has the kind of memorable Halloween, complete with candy and costumes, that her children had.
PROVIDING A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME FOR EVERY CHILD IN NEED
Founded and run by Marie, the Halloween Costume Crusade is a now a 501(c)(3) in it’s 7th year. The costume drive serves North Chicago, Waukegan, and the surrounding towns, and is a wonderful way to get involved and give back to the local community.
To date, the Costume Crusade has collected over 2500 costumes. But every year, the demand grows. In 2017, Marie received requests for over 1200 costumes and was able to provide for about 40% of that demand.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can support the crusade by donating NEW costumers and Halloween items (like trick-or-treat bags) for children of all ages (there’s a great need for big kids, too!). Any monetary donations will be used to purchase additional costumes. You can also help by placing a costume collection box at your location or volunteering to bag, sort, and distribute costumes toward the end of October.
GGL’s Lake Forest Office
280 E Deerpath Ave
GGL’s Lake Bluff Office
8 E Scranton Ave
Click to read Marie’s letter.
Click to download a printable flyer.
Click to download a poster.
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