On Thursday, a giggling group of princesses, pirates and superheroes celebrated Halloween a few days early with employees at OMRF.
The 29 trick-or-treaters were all students at Positive Tomorrows, an Oklahoma City nonprofit dedicated to educating homeless children. The school provides free and private education that addresses the special needs of homeless students from kindergarten through the fifth grade. Each child wore a custom-designed costume made by students from Oklahoma City University.
“A large part of what we do centers on socialization, so we try to provide those small things in life that homelessness often takes away,” said Josh Beasley, director of development for Positive Tomorrows. “Trick-or-treating is a normal part of childhood that many of our students have never experienced. Our annual trip to OMRF is always a great time for everyone.”
Decked out in their costumes, the youngsters moved through the hallways collecting treats from OMRF staff members. The event has become an annual tradition at OMRF, which hosted the group for the sixth straight year. In addition to handing out candy, OMRF also took the children on a trip to a local park.
“It’s hard to say who has more fun, the kids or our employees,” said Courtney Stevens, OMRF human resources manager. “When the trick-or-treating starts, the smiles on those little faces are priceless.”