Frozen
By Megan McCluskey
October 19, 2015

Florida is widely known for its warm weather, but this year’s Halloween may be a Frozen one for the sunshine state. Due to a lack of space in its warehouses for new stock, Disney was inspired to make a large donation of costumes inspired by the 2013 Oscar-winning animated film to school children across central Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The never-opened costumes will be given to students in October as rewards for accomplishments such as literacy and good behavior. They will also be used for events such as character parades and movie nights.

“For us, it’s an opportunity to use these items that are being discontinued, and to find wonderful homes,” Betty Martinez Lowery, Disney’s manager of corporate citizenship, told the Sentinel. “Our goal is to make sure nothing goes to waste, it doesn’t go to landfills and it ends up in the hands of children and families in the five-county Central Florida region.”

Disney did not reveal the exact number of dresses donated or their total worth, but the Sentinel reports that 18 pallets containing 8,600 costumes were delivered to Polk County, 47 pallets went to Osceola County and 21 went to Lake County. The costumes go for $64.95 each.

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@timeinc.com.

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