It's officially fall, which means one thing.... Halloween has taken over our office! While the fact that summer is over may seem spooky, the fact that hundreds of kids in the Tenderloin neighborhood are without a Halloween costume is the real fright.
For the third year, we teamed up with Compass Family Services to help over 300 homeless and at-risk kiddos in the neighborhood have a Halloween to remember. Compass works with homeless and low-income families in San Francisco to help them move towards stability.
At the beginning of the month, our office organized a Halloween Costume Drive to be distributed to children of all ages in the neighborhood. Employees reminisced about their favorite Halloween memories as they brought all sorts of costumes. From Superwoman, to a ladybug, to a very furry lion, we collected over 100 costumes!
In addition to the costumes, each year we host a Halloween party for the children and their families. Our Zendesk office is transformed into a cobwebby, spooky, pumpkin-filled Halloween-land.
This year, there were many stations for families to partake in the Halloween fun. Kids were face painted like Spiderman, had their hair done crazier than Pippi Longstocking and were transformed into Frankenstein while decorating masks. To top off the party, a magician performed a marvelous magic show. The party was truly filled with tricks, treats and lots of sweets for everyone to enjoy. Happy Halloween!