A mom’s home cleanup led to a holiday costume drive to benefit youth at Community Treatment Solutions.
Lynn Rosenblatt and her 13-year-old daughter Olivia directed a service project that resulted in their donation of 60 new and gently-used Halloween costumes for children in CTS’ programs.
“(After) my oldest daughter left for her freshman year in college this August, I got busy cleaning out a lot of drawers and closets,” said Rosenblatt, who does work with CTS Board member Cheryl Pliskin. “I had a number of Halloween costumes from over the years, most only worn once and still in really good shape so my daughter Olivia and I came up with the idea to start our own service project to collect gently-used costumes. I asked Cheryl if she knew of anyone who would take them and she suggested Community Treatment Solutions.”
Lynn and Olivia spread the word on Facebook and posted flyers at Olivia’s middle school and were able to collect a mix of various-sized costumes for boys and girls. Thanks to them and others who donated, this Halloween will be a little happier for CTS youth.