Events Annual Halloween Costume Drive

Annual Halloween Costume Drive

Aug 23, 2023

Help us make a difference this season!

Joyce University has kicked off its 5th Annual Halloween Costume Drive to support the patients at Primary Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted now through October 23rd. Last year, the Joyce community stepped up to deliver more than one thousand donations to the kids at Primary Children’s, meeting 100% of their holiday needs! Help us give these patients the most thrilling Halloween yet with your donations of new, unused costumes for kids of all ages.

See the list below for needed items to donate.

How to Donate

There are many ways to contribute to our Halloween drive this year. In addition to physical donations which can be made at our Draper campus in Utah, we also accept Amazon deliveries and monetary donations.

Monetary Donations

Don’t have time to shop? Make a monetary donation via PayPal.

Amazon Donations

Joyce University
c/o Halloween Drive
12257 Business Park Dr
Draper, UT 84020

Drop-Off Donations

There will be donation bins in the front campus atrium at
Joyce University
12257 Business Park Dr
Draper, UT 84020

What to Donate

Last year, we exceeded our goals with your help! In addition to new, unused costumes for kids of all ages, we also need the following spookatcular items:

  • NICU/ICU Babies: 50 Felt costumes, swaddles, knitted costumes, onesies, themed hats, etc. with animals, Disney, superheroes, popular games, TV show themes, movie themes, etc.
  • 0m-6m: 50 costumes/onesies
  • 6m-12m: 50 costumes/onesies
  • 12m-24m: 75 costumes
  • 2T: 40 costumes
  • 3T: 40 costumes
  • 4-6: 30 boy costumes, 30 girl costumes
  • 7-8: 50 boy costumes, 50 girl costumes
  • 8-10: 40 boy costumes, 40 girl costumes
  • 10-12: 40 boy costumes, 40 girl costumes
  • 12-14: 30 boy costumes, 30 girl costumes
  • 14+/teen: 50 boy costumes, 50 girl costumes, T-shirts with Marvel themes, DC comics themes, Star Wars, etc.
  • Accessories: Headbands/headpiece, capes, masks, hats (witch, superhero, prince/princess), costume jewelry, teeth, tattoos, beards/mustaches, etc.
Trick or Treating Buckets
  • 200 buckets – a mix of Halloween themed and other themes including superhero, prince/ princess, animal, paw patrol, etc.
  • Hard Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Gummies
  • Licorice
  • Lollipops
  • Sour candies
Prizes (*ideally, not holiday specific)
  • Stickers
  • Small coloring books
  • Mustaches
  • Tattoos
  • Slime
  • Play-doh
  • Squishy/stress balls

**Please do not package candy and prizes in cellophane bags. We prefer they come in original packaging, as bought in store**

In-Kind Donation Guidelines

While we love receiving your gifts and in-kind donations, for the protection of Primary Children’s patients, there are restrictions surrounding this process. Please review the following guidelines carefully to be certain your donations are acceptable.

  • All donated items must be new. No used items will be accepted.
  • Donations cannot have any donor identification or contact information (i.e. first or last names, phone numbers, email addresses, website, blogs, personal stories, etc.). If donations include any personal information, they will either be removed before distribution, or the donation may be declined based on the discretion of Foundation personnel.
  • Donors will not be allowed to personally deliver gifts to patients or families.
  • Donors should not expect to receive pictures, stories, or updates from patients or families.
  • No medical equipment, baby formula, or wheelchairs are accepted.
  • We do not accept violent toys or games (such as toy guns) or paddle balls.
  • For durability and safety purposes, we prefer name brand items when possible.
  • We do not accept gift-wrapped items.
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