Friday, 13 September 2013 10:55

Costume Drive Takes Spook Out of Spending for Struggling Families

By Staff Report | News

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Halloween just got a little less scary for struggling parents who feared the cost of buying a new costume for their little monsters. 

For a third year in a row, Comic Depot  in Wilton Mall and Franklin Community Center  are working together to help local families get the costumes they need, hoping to make it a win-win for people who have old costumes to donate and distributing them to people who may be on a limited budget.     

The costume collaboration allows donors to drop off gently-used costumes to pass on the Halloween spirit, or folks can even purchase new costumes to donate, allowing local kids to experience far more treats than tricks, this year. Donations of wigs, make up, accessories are also greatly appreciated.

Costumes can be donated during mall hours at Comic Depot (near the Ruby Tuesday entrance) until Sunday October 20.  Franklin Community Center will distribute vouchers to the families they serve, giving them an opportunity to peruse the costumes before Halloween to see if they can find the perfect fit.

Franklin Community Center is a non-profit human service agency serving less fortunate children and families in Saratoga County for nearly 30 years. Comic Depot is a family run business that has been operating in our area for the past nine years and is a one-stop shop for everything comic books, with a vested interest in the local community. The two have been partnering for several years to make a difference. For more information visit or


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