More Than 8,300 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 7,600 costumes -- all donated to children in need throughout the WORLD!

In 2018, we distributed 700 costumes to children served by these organizations:

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness, NY
Carson Valley Children's Aid, PA
The Floating Hospital, NY
Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc., CT
Jane Addams Place, PA
Straight and Narrow, Inc., Family Success Center, NJ
Warren E. Smith Health System, PA 
Willow Oak Community Behavioral health Center, Inc., GA

If you are a non-profit organization interested in collaborating with us in 2018, or interested in holding a future costume collection, please contact us.


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Call Us!
(610) 642-7427
Write Us!
PO Box 19
, Wynnewood, PA  19096

A non-profit corporation, Tax ID# 46-1381562
Emma Rose Shapiro, 
Age 17, Co-Founder, 
The Halloween Helpers
Emma Shapiro is a 2015 Local Scholarship Winner  from the Kohl's Cares program.
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