Making Hospitals A Less Scary Place Through Partnerships and Passion 

January 21, 2017 – Detroit, Mich.— Since 2007, Spirit Halloween, the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country, has raised more than $349,466 for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, to support the Child Life program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. A hospital can be a scary place for an adult, let alone a child. Child Life programs, funded through the Spirit of Children program work to make the hospital look like and feel less scary.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation distributed coupons in the weeks leading up to the Halloween holiday, for families to shop at Spirit Halloween stores. With each purchase where the coupons were used, Spirit Halloween donated 10 percent of the sale to the Foundation. This year, the Foundation was awarded $55,886 towards the Child Life Department.

We are thankful to Spirit Halloween and the Spirit of Children program for their generosity.” stated Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “Their continued support allows us to provide support for important programs and services that improve the health and wellness of children.”