I know, Halloween has passed - but I wanted to share a few pictures from the Hands4Hope Haunted House. It's the biggest fundraiser we put on and our volunteers have the best time.
For 3 months - volunteers (youth and adult) build and decorate our elaborate Haunted House. Each year (this was our second year) the theme changes, and the characters and props inside change too. This year - those who dared visited The Haunted Saloon!
The majority of all of the items inside are donated... and all of our live "characters" inside are youth volunteers. It is so much fun to see it all come together... and the kids have a great time scaring the poop out of our visitors on their 5 minute journey through the saloon. During the 3 weekends we were open, our Haunted House had almost 3,000 visitors!
Our youth and adult volunteers spent thousands of hours making this happen.
Each night - about 25 different youth volunteers were dressed up as characters to make the haunted house scary...
They did an awesome job and it was so much fun to be there and watch the visitors come out!
We got so many wonderful reviews... and most importantly, we raised a lot of money to support our community programs and youth outreach activities that support the great mission of Hands4Hope.