This feel-good story comes in the perfect timing of Halloween just being one week away! There’s a couple in Tulsa, Oklahoma named Emily and Richie Bolusky who LOVE Halloween, and really get into it with their daughter. This story starts a few years ago when a little girl showed up trick-or-treating WITHOUT a costume because her parents couldn’t afford one and broke their heart to see it. Their 9-year-old daughter felt the same, so she got an old costume and gave it the trick-or-treater which inspired a life-changing idea the following year.
In 2016, they set up a makeshift costume shop in their driveway, where any kid could come and pick out a costume for FREE. They called it “Myriam Poppins’ Costume Closet” after a friend named Myriam who helped organize the whole thing. And they gave away about 150 costumes that year, including some they bought themselves, and some that were donated. Last year, they did it again and gave out about 175 costumes. And this year, they’ve got about FIVE HUNDRED free costumes available!
This story just warms my heart! See more of their story on the families Facebook page!