09/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2021 11:42
Spirit Halloween stores are now open and the specialty retailer is once again helping make the hospital less scary for kids by fundraising for the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children's Hospital.
Shoppers can download this coupon and visit the following locations or purchase online at www.spirithalloween.com through Oct. 31, 2021. The UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will receive 10% of purchases made at these stores:
With this coupon (PDF), 10% of your purchase will benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital.
"Despite challenging times and increased pressure on hospitals during COVID-19, Spirit Halloween continues to pull out the stops to benefit hospitalized kids," said Diana Sundberg, manager of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. "Pandemic protocols will not allow for a Spirit Halloween party onsite at UC Davis Children's Hospital, so the specialty retail store is donating treats and free costumes for us to distribute to our patients. Combine this with Spirit's generous contributions to our child life fellowship and education program, and we can continue to provide the best care to our kids and their families throughout the year."
Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children Foundation raises money annually for child life programs across the U.S. These programs are dedicated to helping minimize the anxiety of hospitalization, increasing understanding and strengthening coping skills for sick and injured children and their families. Spirit Halloween donations fund training and supervision for aspiring certified child life specialists. In 2020, Spirit Halloween donated nearly $102,000 to the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. This record-setting donation eclipsed the previous year by $30,000.
About Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween, which is celebrating more than 30 years in business, is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with over 1,400 locations. For more information, please visit www.spirithalloween.com.
About Spirit of Children
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 more. The mission is to make hospitals less scary for kids and their families through the support of the child life program at partner hospitals in local communities.
UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.