(EL DORADO, Kan.) — From princess to superhero, kids can be anyone they want on Halloween. This year in El Dorado, kids can get that costume for free.
Dr. Crystal Faudere partners with the El Dorado School District as members of a group called NAEIR. Companies donate items to NAEIR, and NAEIR distributes them to members.
"They're either overstock, or mis-prints or duplicates," explained Dr. Faudere. "Stuff they cant sell anymore."
They're brand new costumes, sorted and stacked in the basement of the Nazarene Church. They come in all sizes, from 4T to 12 husky.
"Some of the costumes will take creativity," she said. "But most of them are just what you need."
A mother of two daughters, Dr. Faudere knows how important costumes are to kids and that for parents they can be tough to afford.
"In El Dorado, 58 percent of our kids are on free and reduced lunch programs," she said. "So most parents can't afford a costume for kids."
She doesn't want to see any child walk in the school's Halloween parade without a costume.
"I love watching kid's faces light up when they get to do what they want to do," she said.
From ten o'clock to two o'clock on Saturday, October 15, she'll be giving away costumes at the Nazarene Church, located at First and Taylor. No questions asked.
"Bring a kid, and if the costume fits the kid, you get it," she said.