Central Oregon Children’s Costume Swap

Central Oregon Children's Costume SwapMy friend (and sometime Hack Bend contributor) Shannon is organizing an interesting event: the Central Oregon Children’s Costume Swap. It’s taking place this Saturday, October 1st, and if you have any old (but in good shape) kids’ Halloween costumes that you don’t know what to do with, you should check this out.

The mission of the Central Oregon Costume Swap is to recycle your gently used Halloween costumes and select low cost costumes to outfit your kids this year! Money raised from the Central Oregon Costume Swap will benefit the Family Access Network, an organization that connects school children with basic needs through FAN advocates. The swap will be Oct 1 at the Bend Fall Festival at a booth located on Minnesota and Bond streets from 11 am – 6 p.m.

Bendite moms Alissa Maxwell and Shannon Hinderberger got the idea from the website http://www.greenhalloween.org/.

How it works:

  • All costumes $10 (all proceeds to FAN).
  • Donate a costume and receive a $5 credit; donate 2 and choose one free!

What we’re looking for:

  • Full costumes only – no solo accessories please.
  • Quality handmade costumes accepted at the volunteer’s discretion.

Early drop off
Friday, September 30, 6-8pm

  • Bend-LaPine admin building across from the library
  • Those that donate Friday night get early entry to the swap at 10:30am Saturday.
  • Sponsors include Bend Moms for Moms, True North Magazine, Bloom School, Edward Jones and The Brace Place.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to email Shannon at shanlee@gmail.com or call 541-390-1068.

2 thoughts on “Central Oregon Children’s Costume Swap

  1. That is an AMAZING idea! I no longer have young children, but I would have loved such a thing when they were younger! Great job!

  2. Great job! Hope it turns out well. I am also organising a Children costume festival in Lagos Nigeria. It comes up from 17th-19th Nov. I will need to learn from your experience. Please lets stay in touch.
    Thanks

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