Got a Costume? Need a Costume?


Halloween is one of the best days of the year to be a kid. Go door to door and people GIVE YOU CANDY!? And . . . you get to pretend to be someone or something else. What is better than that?

It’s not such a fun day if you are the kid whose family cannot afford to buy a costume.

From The Pumpkin Patch is an organization dedicated to ensuring EVERY kid has a costume, regardless of family income, to wear on October 31, or any other day they wish.

On Saturday October 27, the group will give away costumes at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rules are simple: one costume per child, the child must be in attendance, and costumes will be given out as long as supplies last; first come, first served.

No income verification is required.

The organization, founded and run by Merritt Friedman of Westford,  is also still collecting costumes.

Last year From The Pumpkin Patch gave away 2,000 costumes throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

For more information about how to get a costume, as well as how to donate costumes, visit or call (781) 697-8732.



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