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Spirit Halloween Puts the "Fun" in "Funding"

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Spirit of Children brings fun and funding to local hospitals at Halloween and all year round by providing monetary donations, Halloween costumes, accessories, decorations, and so much more. 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 $93 million to provide Child Life funding for art, music, aquatic and pet therapy programs as well as the purchase of educational items and toys used for distraction during medical procedures, and much more. 100% of every dollar donated supports the Child Life Department in our 151 partner hospitals across the United States and Canada.

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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 to support Child Life and by providing costumes, accessories, decorations, and most everything needed for a Halloween 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 $93 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 151 partner hospitals across the United States and Canada and supports Child Life departments at hospitals in local communities.

The 2021 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 Specialists 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 and vendor partners. 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.

Share your support for #SpiritofChildren on social media.