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"Costumes for Kids" helps less fortunate dress up for Halloween

Maggie May Bodi collects donated costumes and loans them out for free to kids who won't otherwise be able to dress up. Maggie May Bodi collects donated costumes and loans them out for free to kids who won't otherwise be able to dress up.
NEW MADRID, MO (KFVS) -

Halloween costumes can be expensive, running as much as $50, even for small children.

Maggie May Bodi of New Madrid says she thinks the high prices are why she and her kids saw so many children without costumes last Halloween.

"We were just trick or treating last year, and we saw so many kids that were trick or treating that had to go without costumes, even trick or treat bags," Bodi said.

So she came up with a solution: Costumes for Kids.

Bodi collects donated costumes and loans them out for free to kids who won't otherwise be able to dress up.

"I don't know if they just couldn't afford it, or they didn't have time to go get one. Whatever the case may be, we want to help those kids to be able to experience Halloween and the fun of dressing up and trick or treating," she said.

And the program is off to a good start. She already has more than 40 costumes to hand out. And she's ready to help kids find that perfect match.

"I'm hoping that when parents get costumes from me, they'll send us a picture or tag us on Facebook because I would love to see that."

If you'd like to donate a costume or schedule a time to pick one up, head to Facebook and search for Costumes for Kids.

Or you can send an email to costumes4kids@yahoo.com.

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