Halloween Heroes 2019

Initiatives like Operation Backpack® and Brightening Birthdays™ exist to help normalize the lives of children in our shelters. So, what's Halloween without costumes?

Halloween Heroes Costume Drive is a new initiative of Volunteers of America-Greater New York that helps children in our family and domestic violence shelters experience the excitement of Halloween. It's a fun way to add a little sparkle, spook and spice to their fall!

How to Get Involved

  • COLLECT. Hold a drive at your office, or pick up a few extra Halloween costumes while shopping with your family. You can also purchase new costumes from these Amazon and Walmart wish lists and ship them to our office (address below). The deadline to drop off costumes is Wednesday, October 16.

    Volunteers of America-Greater New York
    135 West 50th Street, 9th Floor
    New York, NY 10020
    Attn: Andrew Zibell
  • DONATE. To make an online donation, visit the Halloween Heroes Costume Drive fundraising page. To send a check, make it out to VOA-GNY and include "Halloween Heroes" in the memo line. Checks can be sent to the Volunteers of America-Greater New York address above, attention Rachel Weinstein.
  • BE SOCIAL. Help us spread the word! Post a photo of you (or your little one) in a costume on Instagram and tag #VOAHalloweenHeroes. Follow Volunteers of America-Greater New York on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

      For other ways to get involved contact our Corporate & Community Engagement Manager, Andrew Zibell at azibell@voa-gny.org.

      Costume Drop Locations

      Rutgers Presbyterian Church
      236 West 73rd Street
      New York, NY 10023
      Mon-Thurs: 9AM to 5PM
      Sat: 9AM to 12PM
      Sun: 9AM to 1PM

      NYPD Transit Bureau - Subway Stations
      14th Street Union Square - 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R trains
      59th Street Columbus Circle - 1, A, B, C, D trains
      Briarwood Van Wyck - E, F trains
      Rockaway Beach Park 116th Street - A train

      The Art Farm NYC
      431 East 91st Street, 2nd Floor
      Mon-Fri: 9AM to 5PM
      Sat: 8AM to 10AM
      Sun: 8AM to 10AM