Spirit of Children is a program that brings fun and funding to hospitals at Halloween and all year long through support of Child Life at hospitals in local communities. Our mission is to make hospital stays less scary for kids and their families.
We started in 2006 with eleven hospitals in our own backyard with the belief that a great holiday should do great good. And it worked! Since that first Halloween party in 2006, we have raised more than $45 million in cash and merchandise donations and have partnered with over 140 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Every dollar collected goes directly to the hospitals and local donations stay local.