Happy Halloween everyone! This holiday truly gets more and more exciting every year with the creative costumes and fun events around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. However, not every parent has the necessary funds to ensure that their child has a wonderful Halloween. Costumes can be quite costly depending on the character or theme but Del Ray Business Association in Alexandria, VA decided to step up and help less fortunate kids. For the past twenty three years, they have been paying it forward to their community by collecting costumes so that all children are able to have the ultimate Halloween experience. The Del Ray Business Association coordinates with nonprofits and enlists volunteers to full all of this off. They invite kids in need of a costume to the Mount Vernon Rec Center where they are able to choose from racks of costumes until they find the one that they like. Every child deserves to have an incredible Halloween despite their families’ financial status. The Del Ray community truly comes together as one and even has a large Halloween parade every year so they kids are able to interact with each other and show off their costumes in a safe space.
Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group got word of the fabulous work that the Del Ray Business Association is doing in addition to giving back to the kids. They decided to Pay It Forward to them on their Fox 5 DC segment. The ladies that run Del Ray Business Association were invited to the Good Day DC studio where they were surprised by Joel Bassam of Easterns. Joel gifted them with the remaining costumes on their wish list so the kids will have a variety to choose from. Just in time for trick or treating! Be safe everyone and enjoy Halloween 2019!