Patients and Families Enjoy the Spirit of Halloween

Released: 10/21/2013

Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores hosted a Halloween party for pediatric patients and their families at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, complete with costumes, games and crafts.

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At the heart of Spirit Halloween is the Spirit of Children program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. The Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $70,000 for Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to date.

Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has brought smiles, laughter and a much needed escape to thousands of pediatric patients in 130 hospitals across the United States and Canada. One hundred percent of the money collected each year is given directly to the local Child Life Departments at partner hospitals, such as Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Spirit of Children’s goal is to raise $5 million this year, bringing its total contribution total to more than $16 million.  Spirit encourages customers to head to their local Spirit Halloween store or visit online to make a difference in a child’s life today.