What are just simple hallways at the Austin Children’s Shelter now will soon turn into a neighborhood street, perfect for some old-fashioned trick-or-treating.
YNN is partnering with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for the second year in a row to help some special children have a spooky fun Halloween holiday. The Travis County Sheriff’s Explorer program helps kids who can’t trick-or-treat in neighborhoods to get the full Halloween experience, and of course, the candy.
The neighborhood experience — complete with plenty of ghoulish decorations and haunting décor — is created in the halls of the shelter through community donations.
This year, it’s not just YNN staff getting in on the fun. Groups of students from Westlake and Lake Travis high schools are competing to see who can collect the most candy to make sure the shelter hosts the best Halloween party around.
You can help YNN and the schools by donating candy, decorations and costumes to the following locations:
9500 South IH-35 (Southpark Meadows)
POC: Day Manager
Travis County Sheriff's Department
5555 Airport Blvd
POC: Derrick R. Taylor
Westgate Pet & Bird Hospital
4534 Westgate Blvd, ste 100
POC: Tana Cabezuela
1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd, bldg. 10
POC: Berkley Hudgins
501 S. Congress Ave.
POC: Kelsey Wycoff