With Halloween just around the corner, many parents are already worried about how they're going to be able to dress their kids in the costumes they want without going broke. The United Way of Broome County and the Vestal Rotary Club have come up with a pretty incredible solution.

From now until October 1st, you can help local kids have the opportunity for a happy Halloween by dropping off your clean and gently used Halloween costume(s) at the United Way of Broome County, 101 South Jensen Road.

Then, on Saturday, October 5th, residents of the Southern Tier are invited to visit the United Way of Broome County between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to browse through donated costumes and pick out a new (to you) costume for your little one(s). After selecting your Halloween costume (s), you'll be invited to enjoy Halloween treats, cider and donuts, a photo booth, and a visit from the Rumble Ponies Rowdy. There is no admission fee, no need to RSVP, no cost for the costume(s).

There will be costumes from baby to age 14 and each family is asked to only take one costume per child. The costumes leftover after the October 6th event will be donated to community partners of the United Way of Broome county so that they can continue to benefit other kids in our community.

If you'd like to learn more about the Halloween Costume Exchange, reach out to the  United Way of Broome County by calling 607-240-2000.

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