BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) — When hurricanes hit Texas and Florida, many people lost everything, including their hope for a happy holiday season.
With Halloween a few weeks away, people are already shopping for costumes, but not everyone has the chance to dress up this year. So Halloween Express in Bryant is stepping up.
Employee Madison Susoeff said everyone deserves a little Halloween fun, so at checkout they’re asking people to donate two dollars to hurricane victims.
“If you'd like to spend an extra two dollars you can donate a costume to a hurricane victim,” she said.
When you donate two dollars a worker will pick a costume from a marked down bin and the costume gets put into a donation box in the back.
“This is our five dollar bin and it's a whole bunch of costumes that we have in our inventory that we are trying to get rid of that we have had for too long and they're discontinued,” Susoeff said.
She said they also have another deal going on.
“If you bring in a case of water you can get ten percent off any single item within our store,” she said.
The costumes being donated suit adults and children. Halloween Express has donated 200 costumes so far, but they still have a lot of costumes available.
Shoppers, Skylar and Joshua, said this is a unique fun way to help out hurricane victims they're glad to be a part of.
“There's so many opportunities that we don't see and things like this where they're expanding it to areas you wouldn't really think about is really awesome! Every kid should have a spooky Halloween,” they said.
The store is located on Alcoa road in Bryant. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.