FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2014) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s Lehigh Acres Club will be collecting gently used and new Halloween costumes during its Halloween Costume Drive, now through Oct. 24, to benefit the youth of Lehigh Acres.

The collection will be handed out to children at the annual Make A Difference Day event, held at Veterans Community Park located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres, on Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 5 p.m.  The costumes will be distributed to any youth who attends with a parent or guardian and who participates in the event’s costume contest at 4 p.m.

Costumes may be dropped off at the Lehigh Acres Boys & Girls Club, located at 1262 Wings Way, Unit 206, Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Costumes are also being collected at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Substation, located at 1301 Homestead Road North in Lehigh Acres, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at Veterans Community Park’s Recreation Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle.

The area’s five Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

For more information about the BGCLC, call 239-334-1886 or visit