Halloween Costume Drive (Toddler – Adult) Ends October 23rd

Project AVA is proud to introduce our Halloween “Bootique”. From September 25 – October 23rd we will be collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes, size toddler through youth size large. BooOur goal is to reach children who would otherwise not have a costume, and make their day just as enjoyable as the rest of their peers. After we’ve collected the costumes we’ll drop them off at local schools, early childhood and parent education centers, and food pantries that we have identified as having a need. They will then be distributed to the children as the school or organization sees fit. This keeps the identity of the children and families private.

Drop Off Locations:

Edwardsville Donation Drop Off Locations:

-Jennifer Ladd’s Allstate Office 
1021 Century Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025. (by Wang Gang)
Hours: Monday 9am-6pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12pm.

-Afterwords Bookstore –
454 E. Vandalia Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-3pm
*If you drop your costume off at Afterwords you will receive a coupon for a FREE (used and under $7) book at the book store – compliments of our favorite bookstore!

There are two ways to get involved!
1. You may drop off new or gently used costumes to one of the locations in your area listed below.
2. You may make a monetary donation to project AVA, we’ll purchase the costumes and distribute them accordingly. Costumes typically run anywhere from $10-$25.

Visit Project Ava website

About Collection Connection

Collection Connection is your go-to website when you are ready to unload something you’ve been collecting but just don’t know where to go with it. The concept is simple: connect organizations who are holding a collection drive with people who can do the collecting. Old cell phones, prom dresses, Christmas lights, pet supplies… the list goes on and on. Instead of adding your stuff to a landfill, check Collection Connection for a drop off location where your items can be recycled, repurposed or reused!
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