El Paso girl launches costume drive for homeless children
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Wednesday, a 10-year-old girl launched a community service project known as "CostumeBOOtique" which will solicit a costume drive for the 35 children living in the shelter at The Salvation Army.
Olivia Mercado, the 10-year-old girl spearheading the project states "Every kid should be able to be ‘a kid’ and dressing up for Halloween is one of the fun things that you should be able to do."
Resource Development Director, Rose Lucero, considers this a wonderful way for parents to involve their children in giving to those not as fortunate. “I’ve had many individuals call and ask ‘How can I get my child to participate in giving back?’ This is one way for parents to get children involved at a level that the children can understand.” said Lucero.
Anyone wishing to donate costumes can pick up tags at The Salvation Army located in central El Paso at 4300 East Paisano. The tags contain the sizes and costume choices for the children living in the shelter.