100% of local funds to support Levine Children’s Child Life Program
CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 21, 2021 – As North America’s largest Halloween store franchise, Spirit Halloween helps bring the excitement, thrills, and chills of Halloween to customers each year. Since 2008, Spirit Halloween has brought that same magic to patients at Levine Children’s Hospital through its Spirit of Children program, which collects in-store donations for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and provides memorable Halloween experiences for patients during their hospital stay. This week, Spirit Halloween executives Mike Costello and Kimberly Bell presented its 2020 gift of $89,700 which will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital’s Child Life program.
Levine Children’s Child Life program provides an essential psycho-social and emotional support system that helps patients and their families cope with a child’s illness or treatment during a hospital stay. Certified Child Life Specialists use medical play, video, and other recreational and educational tools to help restore a sense of control and normalcy in patients’ lives during their hospitalization. To date, local Spirit Halloween stores have helped raised $477,000 for this vital patient program. Levine Children’s is honored to be among 147 partner hospitals which benefit from Spirit Halloween’s annual fundraising.
About Spirit Halloween’s Spirit of Children Program:
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 $77 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 147 partner hospitals across the United States and Canada. Learn more.