'WEEN DREAM

‘WEEN DREAM is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives free Halloween costumes to children in need.  Donate a costume and give the gift of Halloween!

 The costume process

Becoming a ‘WEENSTER is simple. Here’s how it works:

  • Applications run from August 1 to August 30, 2019.

    • There are two kinds of application — individuals/families and groups.

    • All applications are accepted during this time period as long as the following are true:

      • The application is complete for all children, including all sizing information and up to two (2) costume requests.

      • The applicant(s) demonstrate that he/she/they are in need*.

      • ‘WEEN DREAM has the capacity to fulfill all applicant requests.

    • All applicants, now considered ‘WEENSTERS, are given a unique code and added to the Master List.

      • Due to the sensitivity of each ‘WEENSTERS situation, no identifying information is provided to volunteers throughout this process.

    • Should the ‘WEEN Team reach capacity for the season, applications will close early.

  • The matching period begins August 31, 2019.

    • This period is when the ‘WEEN Team begins matching the processed, donated costumes with the Master List requests.

      • These costumes are matched, labeled with the unique code, and prepared for pickup or shipping.

    • For all ‘WEENSTERS requiring a new costume for medical or special needs circumstances, these ‘WEENSTERS will be placed on our Pumpkin Patch.

      • The Pumpkin Patch costumes will be sponsored by donors across the country and shipped anonymously to the ‘WEENSTER from our Amazon Wishlist.

    • All group request lists are due no later than Friday, September 13, 2019.

  • Costume pickup and shipping begins October 1, 2019.

    • Depending on your location, group or family size, and the fulfillment of your requests, costumes may be available for pickup or shipping.

      • ‘WEEN DREAM provides shipping costs to ‘WEENSTERS across the country.

      • Groups & organizations cover the cost of their ‘WEENSTERS’ shipping.

  • Costume pickup and shipping ends on October 12, 2019.

    • This is the ‘WEEN Team’s last working day for the Halloween season!

      • Extended pickup and shipping can be arranged in advance.

  • Costume donations are collected year-round.

    • The bulk of the costume processing happens July, August, and September every year.

      • Costumes collected by the end of August will go to ‘WEENSTERS this Halloween.

      • Costumes donated during and after Halloween season will go to ‘WEENSTERS next Halloween.



*In need

  • Examples of children "in need" include those living in poverty, children with serious medical issues, children with special needs, children with mental and/or physical disabilities, and children who have recently experienced a traumatic event (such as a natural disaster).

3001 River Rd., Jefferson, LA 70121
info@weendream.org