October 29, 2013 > Halloween Costume Giveaway
Halloween Costume Giveaway
Submitted By Sgt. Ken A. Forkus, Hayward PD
The Hayward Police Department will be conducting its third annual ÒHalloween Costume GiveawayÓ on Tuesday, October 29th at the Hayward City Hall Rotunda starting at 3 p.m. Over 270 children this year from eight different elementary schools in Hayward have expressed a desire to participate in the annual giveaway. Many of these children would not have the opportunity to participate in Halloween activities either at school and at home without the assistance of this program. Each child will be provided with a new Halloween costume matching their gender and age along with bags of candy. In addition, over a dozen different businesses in downtown Hayward will be providing candy to the children immediately after they receive their costumes.
In the previous two years, the Hayward Police Department has distributed over 500 costumes to children in need.
The Hayward Police Department would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who have contributed to make this event a success: Party City Halloween Store in Union City and store manager Shane Singh who provided the majority of the Halloween costumes at a substantial discount; The California Narcotic OfficersÕ Association Region One who contributed the largest cash donation; The Hayward Police OfficersÕ Association; J&J Paper Company; American Licorice Company & AnnabelleÕs Candy Company who both donated all of the candy for the children; & Hayward community member Edward Montgomery.