LAZER 103.3’s Costumes for Kids 2023

LAZER’s 8th Annual Costumes For Kids Drive turns in record-shattering donations!

The goal each year is to get as many Iowa kids in need into Halloween costumes as possible.  In years past, our campaign has helped put many smiles on those faces, but in 2023, we were able to grow our donation delivery exponentially.

Between the generosity of our listeners and our phenomenal partnership with Goodwill of Central Iowa, the LAZER crew delivered a total of 506 costumes and accessories to Children And Families of Iowa, a local non-profit organization that distributes the costumes to kids who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one.

We collected new and gently used costumes at the LAZER studios throughout the 4-week campaign and were able to raise a grand total of $5,744.36 through cash donations at the radio station and metro Goodwill of Central Iowa locations.  New this year, Goodwill hosted two “round-up” weekends – one at the beginning of the drive, and one at the end – in which every purchase made by Goodwill shoppers was given the opportunity to “round-up” to the nearest dollar, with all that money going directly to our cause.

With the cash raised, the LAZER staff conducted two shopping trips, which resulted in our record-shattering donation drop at Children and Families of Iowa.

It’s a very HAPPY Halloween, indeed, for area kids in need.

“We’re grateful for all the help we’ve had along the way to make this endeavor a rousing success,” LAZER 103.3 Program Director Andy Hall said Andy Hall said, “And we look forward to the day where every kid who wants to go “Trick-Or-Treating” can do it in style, without the worry of financial hardship.”