Spirit of Children Continues to Help Brighten the Lives of Children with Special Needs and Thier Families
The members of The Spirit of Children program presented St. Mary’s Hospital for Children with a $4,220.00 check in support of the hospital’s vital programs and services serving the needs of children battling complex medical and life-limiting conditions.
The Spirit of Children program was created by the country’s largest seasonal Halloween retailer, Spirit Halloween, in an effort to bring the joys of Halloween to children in hospitals and rehabilitation centers who may not otherwise be able to join in the holiday.
Last October, along with President and CEO of Spirit Halloween, Steven Silverstein, volunteers of Spirit of Children joined patients and their families at the bayside hospital in painting pumpkins, putting up decorations, creative arts & crafts activities, and creating a life-time of special memories.
This is a mission our whole organization has rallied around – from the executive management team to the local stores who actually create the events and interact with the kids. But it’s really the reactions of the kids that has made this program the heart of Spirit Halloween,” said Mr. Silverstein.
Some of the volunteers even left the hospital with green and orange faces after some of the kids found amusement expressing their creativity in other places besides pumpkins.
Spirit Halloween donated all decorations, arts & crafts supplies, coloring books and crayons for the kids of St. Mary’s. They also donated special socks for the infants in St. Mary’s state-of-the-art nursery.
Through the ongoing generosity and support of Spirit Halloween, St. Mary’s can continue to help improve the quality of life for children with special needs and their families.