MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) -- One local school goes the extra mile to make sure every child gets a costume on Halloween.
Organizers said it took a whole team to make it happen.
Dustin Springer has worked with the annual costume drive for three years now and has seen it transform.
“I think it says a lot about the community, to the community,” Springer said. “It cares, and that’s why we are doing this.”
“When we first started, it was just in house,” he said. “ Then we reached out to other schools last year, and then this year we reached out to the entire school district.”
He said that they started with only 150 costumes the first year, which grew to about 600 the second year.
It’s now up to 700 this year.
He said the help has been amazing to see.
“There is absolutely no way we can do any of this without the community support,” he said. “We were here last night, volunteers were, so it’s a great way to pull everyone together.”
Organizers will find a way to donate any leftover costumes to children who need them.
Every child deserves a costume!Please stop by Merriam Park on Saturday from 8-noon and pick out a free costume. We are still collecting new and gently used costumes as well thru Friday night. Please 1 costume/child in attendance. OPEN TO THE KC METRO🎃 @theSMSD @_MerriamPark pic.twitter.com/glgcJoElGF— Dustin Springer (@DrSpringer12301) October 11, 2018