QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Interfaith Social Services in Quincy are asking for the public's help in looking for some spooky donations. With Halloween just over a month away, the Interfaith Social Services’ Halloween Costume Drive is accepting donations to help South Shore parents on a budget get their kids' costumes this year.
Interfaith Social Services distributes costumes to hundreds of children whose families depend on Interfaith’s food pantry for assistance.
"Families that have a difficult time putting food on their table can't afford items like back-to-school backpacks, Halloween costumes and so that's where we step in to help bring joy so the kids don't have to miss out on them," Rick Doane, Interfaith Social Services Executive Director told WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe.
Costumes are needed for kids ages 12 and under. Doane said they are in need of larger sizes for costumes for kids ages nine to 12.
So far, they have received several hundred costumes but need a few hundred more before October 7.
"We want to make sure we have the ideal costume those little girls and boys want... the princesses, robots, Fortnite characters, and Scooby Doos," Doane said.