Ween Dream: Making Halloween dreams come true

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - It seems like every child looks forward to trick-or-treating, but you can't go out on Halloween without a costume. The non-profit Ween Dream is making sure every child can get one.

Kelsey Meeks is the founder of Ween Dream, a non-profit that gives out free Halloween costumes to kids in need all across America. The non-profit send costumes to a variety of kids, including those who are underprivileged, in domestic violence shelters or the hospital, those who have experienced a recent natural disaster or who have serious medical issues or special needs.

Kelsey tells WGNO, "We feel like it's very important that they have one day of the year where they get to forget those problems and just be a kid and more importantly be who they want to be on that day."

Surprisingly, many kids request horror costumes, like the Scream mask, Freddie Kruger or Jason. The most popular costumes requested are superheroes and princesses, and this year many girls requested to be police officers.

"A lot of people when they hear about what we do, think it's really cool and they say they want to come help or they want to come volunteer and we need a lot of help." To find a volunteer event, head to the Ween Dream Facebook page

To find a volunteer event, head to the Ween Dream Facebook page. If you'd like to donate a gently used costume, you can ship it to the American Legion in Metairie, or bring it over during business hours.