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Police Officers Buy Halloween Costumes for Families in Need

When they heard that students at a local elementary school couldn't afford to buy costumes, they knew they had to help.


All over the country kids are getting ready for the spookiest night of the year. And while picking a Halloween costume is a favorite pastime for most families, some don't have the resources to make it happen.

That's why, when members of the Wentzville Police Department in Missouri heard that students at a local elementary school were in need of costumes, they jumped into action. The officers pooled their money and went and purchased 10 costumes, including Minnie Mouse, Spider-Man and a Power Ranger.

(Source: @WentzvillePD )

"It's not all about catching bad guys and answering calls," Sgt. Marc White (pictured below) told Fox2Now-TV . "We want to go out there in the community and help as much as we can."

(Source: Fox2Now-TV )

The officers are coordinating with teachers at Heritage Elementary School to pass out the costumes to students who need them, so they can participate in the school's Halloween parade and go trick-or-treating on Thursday evening.

Others responded to the post and by mid-day Tuesday 60 costumes had been donated with more on the way. The school's principal, Megan Sutton, said that she doesn't think any student will go without a costume this year.

"I'm thrilled with the amount of support we've received and it makes me feel good that they care about the students here at Heritage," Sutton told KMOV4 .

The costumes were donated to Heritage Elementary's "Helping Hands" program which provides clothing, food and other household items to families that need assistance.

If you're in the Wentzville area and would like to contribute to Helping Hands, you can drop off donations at the school office or contact the following PTA members for more information:

Elizabeth Rowe - elizabethrowe@wsdr4.org

Stacey Rosemann - staceyrosemann@wsdr4.org

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