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Spirit of Children helps create a safe Halloween for patients

Spirit of Children helps create a safe Halloween for patients

This Halloween season, Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena and the heart of Spirit Halloween – Spirit of Children – are making a difference in the lives of children by providing one-of-a-kind care packages to celebrate the spooky season. Each care package includes a costume, activity book, crayons and treat bags. Child life specialist Natalie Chicas will be distributing the packages, safely and individually, to patients the week leading into Halloween.

“Our patients and their families look forward to Halloween every year,” said Natalie. “In addition to the costumes for our patients, Spirit Halloween raises funds for our medical center. We are so grateful for their generosity.”

Spirit Halloween offers 10% off an entire purchase (online and in-store). They match that 10% savings with a donation to Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena. One hundred percent of money collected for Spirit of Children will benefit the child life department, which helps make the experience less scary and more comfortable for young patients and their families by providing non-medical treatment and healing through play.

You can pick up a costume for a reduced price by visiting the store and using this coupon, or online by using promo code: GIVING20.

We thank Spirit of Halloween and their program Spirit of Children for their support and for providing these memorable Halloween one-of-a-kind care packages for patients. It is just one of the ways Shriners for Children Medical Center is helping to provide hope and healing to children every day.

To learn more about Spirit of Children or to help Spirit Halloween reach this year’s fundraising goal, please visit a store near you or visit the Spirit of Children website.

About Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween is the largest Halloween retailer in the country with 1,400 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. Celebrating 37 years of business, Spirit is the premier destination for all things Halloween, offering one-stop shopping for everything from costumes to décor and party goods to accessories. In addition to being a fun and interactive event for shoppers, Spirit stores offer complete selections of costumes and accessories for infants/toddlers, children, 'tweens, teens and adults, along with exclusive décor you won't find anywhere else.

About Spirit of Children

At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children, a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Since its creation in 2006, Spirit of Children has raised more than $65 million for the child life department at hospitals across the United States and Canada. Donations to Spirit of Children stay within local communities, with 100% of funds going to child life services. For the 2020 Halloween season, Spirit of Children will be supporting more than 140 hospitals across the country, with a goal to raise a record $11 million. Spirit encourages customers to help make a difference in a child's life this Halloween season by donating at their local Spirit Halloween or spreading awareness via Facebook and Instagram using #SpiritofChildren and #MoreCowbell in their photos.

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