Halloween Costume Drive

For most children’s shelters and other Jersey Cares project partners, Halloween costumes do not make the list of essentials in the budget. Volunteers like you help to offset costume costs by collecting new and gently used costumes from our generous volunteers. Every October, this enables Jersey Cares to help children living in New Jersey’s shelters to have a Happy Halloween.

Jersey Cares will begin accepting items Wednesday, September 13th.  Please send your items to the Jersey Cares office by Wednesday, October 25th.    


Items to Collect

Please note that we can ONLY accept new and gently used children’s costumes. We do not have the capacity to accept adult costumes.  Items accepted for the Halloween Costume Drive include:

  • Completely new or gently used children’s costumes
  • Halloween masks and accessories
  • Halloween face make-up


Organize a Drive

If your office, club, or group of friends would like to conduct a drive, you can register here. If you have any questions about hosting a collection drive, please contact Jessica McKenzie at jessica@jerseycares.org or 973-533-1993.


Agency Recipients

If you are an agency in need of Halloween costumes, please fill out the agency application form. If you have any questions or need more information contact Jessica McKenzie at jessica@jerseycares.org.


Delivery Information

Please deliver or ship all items directly to the Jersey Cares office anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Drop Off and Delivery Address:

Jersey Cares

Attn: Halloween Costume Drive

290 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 1320

Livingston, NJ 07039