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The Heart Of Spirit Halloween: Spirit Of Children

Spirit Halloween Puts the "Fun" in "Funding"

Spirit of Children brings fun and funding to local hospitals at Halloween and all year round through monetary donations and hosting Halloween celebrations by providing, costumes, accessories, decorations, and most everything needed for a party including volunteers from local Spirit stores.

Our mission is to make hospitals less scary for kids and their families through support of the Child Life department at partner hospitals in our local communities. Since 2007 Spirit of Children has raised over $77 million to provide funding for art, music, aquatic and pet therapy programs as well as supporting Child Life salaries. Funding has also helped partner hospitals purchase sensory and educational items, toys used for distraction during medical procedures, and much more. 100% of every dollar donated supports the Child Life department in our 147 partner hospitals across the United States and Canada.

The 2020 pandemic and visitor restrictions did not prevent us from delivering the magic of Halloween to children that had to spend Halloween in a hospital. “Spirit of Children Halloween Care Packages” were sent to all partner hospitals containing costumes, activity books, crayons and treat bags enabling Child Life Specialist the ability to “reverse trick-or-treat” with the young patients by delivering packages individually to their rooms.

Funds raised by Spirit of Children would not be possible without the outpouring of support from local communities. Customers ring the iconic purple cowbell when they donate to Spirit of Children at checkout. Donors are encouraged to post a photo or video of themselves ringing the cowbell loudly and proudly using #MoreCowbell and #SpiritofChildren to encourage others to participate and bring smiles to children’s lives.

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