More Than 20,313 Children Celebrated Halloween in Style Thanks to Your Generosity!

Your gift of $25.00 can provide 5 costumes to local children in need.

Your gift of $50.00 can provide 8 costumes plus UPS charges to children throughout the United States.

Your gift of $100.00 can provide 2 children with the costume of their dreams plus UPS charges throughout the United States.

Halloween is one of the most important events in a young child’s life.  It provides lifelong memories, develops self-worth, and allows kids to play an active role in their community.  Unfortunately, many children are unable to participate in this fun, annual experience because they do not have a costume.

Developed in 2008 by then 11-year-old Emma Rose Shapiro the mission of The Halloween Helpers is to collect previously-enjoyed, gently-used Halloween costumes and donate them to children who may not typically be able to participate in this yearly celebration. 

Thanks to your generosity, The Halloween Helpers has had amazing success,  In 2009, Emma collected more than 2,000 costumes. All were donated to children served by the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League. To date, Emma has gathered more than 15,000 costumes -- all donated to children in need throughout the WORLD!

In 2023, we distributed 2,400 costumes to children served by these organizations:

Chester County Intermediate Unit, West Grove, PA
Homestead Police, Homestead, FL
The Davies Project, Lansing, MI
Counseling in Schools, Bronx, NY
St Francis Center, Los Angeles, CA
Lutheran Settlement House, Philadelphia, PA
EAH Housing, Richmond, CA
Avent West, Raleigh, NC
ACLAMO, Norristown, PA
BXFN (7 locations in Queens, The Bronx and Jamaica, NY)
The Horsham Clinic, Ambler, PA
Straight and Narrow Center, Paterson, NJ
The Floating Hospital, Long Island City, NY
The Kindness Project, Emmaus, PA
Hour Children, Long Island City, NY
Midway Living, Brooklyn, NY
Casa de Amparo, San Marcos, NY
Safe Horizons (7 locations in the NY Boroughs)
Rockville Centre, Rockville Centre, NY
Grand Settlement, New York, NY
FGCA, New Orleans, LA
8 families in need across the United States

If you are a non-profit organization interested in collaborating with us in 2024, or interested in holding a future costume collection, please contact us.


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(610) 639-9460

A non-profit corporation, Tax ID# 46-1381562
Emma Rose Shapiro, Age 17
Emma Shapiro is a 2015 Local Scholarship Winner  from the Kohl's Cares program.
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Click here to see photos from our 2023 national costume distribution events.

Emma Rose Shapiro, Age 10, Co-Founder, The Halloween Helpers
Emma Rose Shapiro, Age 22
Molly, Ilyse and Emma Rose sorting and bagging 2020 costumes
Emma Rose Shapiro, Age 26 and Molly Shapiro, Age 22, 2023
ilyse Shapiro, Executive Director of The Halloween Helpers, closed NASDAQ on 10/31/23.