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'Kostumes for Kids': Austin fifth-grader collecting Halloween costumes for families in need

Collection boxes will be located at Epoch Coffee and Snap Kitchen.

AUSTIN, Texas — Wondering what to do with your family's costumes now that Halloween is over? This Austin fifth-grader created an option for you. 

Kostumes for Kids is a program created by Alexis Benson after she realized how expensive costumes can truly get.

Benson realized how kids buy a new costume every year, then asked her dad if everyone could afford new costumes, her website states. 

After throwing her costume off to consume her candy haul, the idea sparked to give those in need. 

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The fifth-grader will be collecting gently-used Halloween costumes to store and give to families in need next Halloween.

Her website said that the costumes collected this year will be cleaned, organized and ready to distribute in September and October of 2020.


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Benson also said that this initiative fits right in with her fifth-grade year theme, which is sustainability.

Currently, the team just consists of the 11-year-old founder and CEO.

Collection boxes for this cause will be at Epoch Coffee and Snap Kitchen locations all across Austin until the end of November. 

If you don't have a costume to donate you can still send over a monetary donation.

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