|Christian with some kids who received costumes.|
Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside Terrace.
“I like helping others,” Christian said. “It is pretty rewarding.”
He named the annual costume donation drive "Project Spooky." The 13-year-old said he hopes that next year when he goes to Jesuit High School the charity program will adopt his project so he can expand his outreach.
Christian, who attends Golden Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills, said the family is always accepting donations for more costumes. Some people donate costumes and others donate money.
Christian is already collecting costumes for next year. If you would like to donate costumes or money for costumes email us here.