For most children, Halloween is a festive time of year full of fun, costumes, friends, and treats.
For the kiddos at Positive Tomorrows, Halloween can serve as a reminder of their families’ transition out of homelessness because they may not have a neighborhood to trick-or-treat in or they may not get a costume.
“I got to be a princess this year!” 1st grader Libby* said. “The teachers got to dress up and hand out candy, and it was really fun.”
We provide our kiddos a normal and fun Halloween experience each year. For the past several years, we have partnered with the students at the Oklahoma City University dance and entertainment department’s costume lab to make custom costumes for each of our kiddos. Typically, we will also take the kiddos trick-or-treating offsite at one or more of our partner agencies.
This year, we had Halloween at the school. Originally to be held on October 30, we delayed our Halloween celebrations to November due to the ice storms the week before. Even though it was a “late” Halloween, we still went all out! Several community partners helped with goodies and treats for classroom Halloween parties that afternoon. Our staff and volunteers dressed up and handed out candy. We all had so much fun!
With your support, we can continue to provide hope and a sense of normalcy by celebrating events like Halloween with our kiddos.
*Name changed for privacy purposes