Making Hospitals A Less Scary Place Through Partnerships and Passion

With the support of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, The Spirit Halloween stores gives more than $250,000 to Children’s Hospital

 

January 26, 2017 – Detroit, Mich.— Since 2007, Spirit Halloween, the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country, has raised more than $293,000 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.

“We are able to give back to the children in and around Detroit by partnering with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and supporting such worthwhile programs like Child Life. We work to bring the Halloween spirit to all children, no matter where they celebrate the holiday. By extending the Halloween holiday spirit with this gift, we are working to bring lots of fun into a “scary” place, meaning the hospital.” Bill Clanton, a Michigan Zone Manager, Spirit Halloween.

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. Through the sale of bracelets and additional donations, the stores were able to raise $61,938 in 2016. Clanton presented the check to Lawrence Burns, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, at an event January 26, 2017 at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
“Spirit of Children has been a critical partner for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, in supporting programs and services to improve children’s health and making Children’s Hospital a warm and friendly place for children to heal,” Burns said. “I am grateful and thankful for their support and this extremely generous treat.” The hospital was one of 139 partner hospitals nationwide, to benefit from Spirit Halloween’s support.


About Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
The goal of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is to make a significant, lasting and positive impact on children’s health through three primary areas: groundbreaking pediatric medical research, innovative community benefit programs and advanced medical education. Through our efforts to improve children’s health and healthcare, children have more days to play, nights to dream, and time just to be kids. While the Foundation supports Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s health efforts, it is a separate public charity governed by its own independent board of trustees.

About Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween (spirithalloween.com) is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with more than 1,200 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. Celebrating 33 years of business, Spirit is the authority on all things Halloween, offering one-stop shopping for everything from costumes to decor 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 decor you won’t find anywhere else.