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Help Your Neighbor: Halloween Events to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims

While Hurricane Harvey may have passed, the damage has not. The community of Houston is continuing its efforts this Halloween through local festive fundraisers. Each of these events allows participants to celebrate the community and help with Harvey relief efforts.

Charities are offering fun events for all ages. If you are in the Halloween spirit there’s something for you! All of these events directly benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. This October help your neighbor through one of these local Halloween events.

  1. HITS Theatre Halloween Costume Drive

The HITS Theatre is collecting donated costumes to open a costume shop for families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. Help them make this Halloween a little less spooky and a little more fun!

When: September 25, 2017 – October 13, 2017

Drop off Location: HITS Theatre

311 W 18th St., Houston, TX 77008

Drop off Times: Monday – Thursday 9AM-7PM,

Friday 9AM-5PM,

Saturday 9AM-1PM

Website: http://www.artshound.com

  1. Taste of Houston Festival 2017

This year the Taste of Houston Festival will be donating all proceeds to JJ Watt’s Harvey Relief Fund. It is a family friendly event with activities for kids and adults. Guests will enjoy over 200 artists, crafters, boutiques, eateries, craft beer brewers, food trucks, petting zoo, inflatables and more!

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 10AM – Sunday, October 15, 2017 6PM.

Location: Town Green Park,

2099 Lake Robbins Drive., The Woodlands, TX 77380

Price: $5 ($2 off with can food donation)

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-houston-festival-2017-tickets

  1. #HoustonStrong Festival

A fun filled day of celebration and of #HoustonStrong mentality. 100 percent of proceeds will go the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Harvey Relief Fund. Guests will enjoy live music, food trucks, craft beers, wine tasting, a silent auction, kid zone, and more. It’s family friendly and great for kids of all ages.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10AM-10PM

Location: Lucky’s Pub – Downtown (streets and lots)

501 Saint Emanuel Street, Houston, TX 77003

Price: $5-$50

Website: http://www.HoustonStrongFestival.com

  1. Pumpkins and Pints Harvey Relief

Houston LEAD is hosting an inaugural fundraising event to celebrate life and give back to the community. The event will offer live music, fun games for all ages, pumpkin painting and carving, and local craft beer. Ticket prices include one adult ticket, one regular size pumpkin, one drink wristband, and one food ticket. This is a family friendly event and is suitable for all ages.

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 12PM-4PM

Location: The Raven Tower

310 North Street., Houston, TX 77009

Price: $200/ ticket

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pumpkins-and-pints-tickets-37915606600

  1. Carnival Freak Show, Houston’s Largest Halloween Party

If you’re looking for a night out on the town then look no further. Carnival Freak Show is boasted as Houston’s largest Halloween party. All proceeds will go to the Fanatical Change Foundation. Guests will enjoy live music, numerous DJs, hor d’oeurves, photo booths, an antique auction, and more!

When: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7PM – Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2AM.

Location: BBVA Compass Stadium

2200 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77003

Price: $40-$600

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fanatical-change-presents-carnival-freak-show-houstons-largest-halloween-party-tickets-35725368539

  1. Harry Potter Halloween Feast

As you can imagine, the Houston Food Bank has been very busy since Hurricane Harvey. This is a great event to directly contribute and include the whole family. The event consists of a short volunteer shift followed by tasty treats, trivia, and a costume contest! The Harry Potter Halloween Feast is open to all children and adults ages 6 and older.

When: Monday, October 30, 2017 6PM-9PM

Location: Houston Food Bank

535 Portwall Street., Houston, TX 77029

Price: $5 suggested donation

Website: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/get-involved/events- calendar/harry-potter-halloween-feast/

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