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by Bella Caggiano

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For the past seven years, Four Points by Sheraton Norwood has been hosting a Halloween costume drive for the Boston Children's Hospital and giving young, ailing children a chance to celebrate a holiday most people take for granted. Once again, Four Points is reaching out into the Norwood community for their support and generous costume donations for this worthy cause.
The drive has received increasing support from the hotel's 150 employees, corporate clients and local Norwood neighbors since its inception. The first year, approximately 80 costumes were donated through the campaign and that number has grown to over 200 costumes plus Halloween accessories, thanks to everyone’s charitable efforts.
The drive was initiated in 2007 by the hotel's Franchiser, Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Boyer spearheaded the campaign the subsequent five years and credits its success to the continued generosity of Four Points employees, corporate clients such as Berry Insurance, Franklin Sports Inc. and Instron, and lastly, Norwood residents.
"I asked if we could continue to do this every year because I found it a worthy cause," Boyer said.
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood accepts donations for their costume drive throughout the year in order to reach their goal of two carloads of Halloween items for the hospital. For more information on donating new Halloween costumes, contact Four Points by Sheraton Norwood at 781-769-7900. A donation box is located in the Four Points by Sheraton lobby at 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike (Rte. 1). New costumes, nothing scary or violent, are appreciated for all ages and will be accepted until October 25.

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