“We are extremely grateful to Spirit of Children for supporting opportunities for play and self-expression so kids can be kids even when they are hospitalized. We have enjoyed working with the Spirit of Children team. Through their community service and fundraising activities they have brought a generous spirit of fun to the children here at Shriners Hospital.”
~ Melissa Grialou, Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life Manager
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California
We are so excited to benefit again from the Spirit of Children Campaign! Last year the Spirit of Children campaign awarded our Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life team $42,752. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, Spirit of Halloween employees organized activities ranging from bake sales to face painting to support the Spirit of Children Campaign.
This year funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California will be raised at the following nine SPIRIT HALLOWEEN stores:
Spirit Halloween – Country Club Plaza
2416 Watt Avenue
Spirit Halloween – Loehmanns Plaza Fair Oaks Blvd.
2555 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Spirit Halloween – Bond Road Elk Grove
8511 Bond Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Spirit Halloween – Natomas- The Promenade
3684 Freeway Blvd
Spirit Halloween – Folsom – Palladio at Broadstone
430 Palladio Parkway
Spirit Halloween – Chico – East Plaza
241 W. East Avenue
Spirit Halloween – Redding
1270 Churn Creek Road
Spirit Halloween – Anderson – Shasta Outlets
1773 Highway 273 Space #12
Spirit Halloween – Auburn – Rock Creek Plaza
2805 Bell Road
Shanda Pierce, who owns and operates 21 Spirit Halloween stores in Northern California, said the goal of the Spirit of Children Campaign is to help make a child’s hospital experience positive – not scary.
“It is important to us that every dollar raised by local Spirit Halloween stores stays right here in our community,” says Pierce. “It takes an immense amount of heart to ask strangers to donate to a cause. I am very proud of our Spirit employees. They have amazing hearts,” she adds.
Spirit of Children brings fun and funding to local hospitals at Halloween and all year round. Their mission is to make hospitals less scary for kids and their families through support of the Child Life department at partner hospitals in our local communities. Since 2007, Spirit of Children has raised $37 million to provide Child Life funding for art, music, aquatic and pet therapy programs as well as the purchase of educational items and toys used for distraction during medical procedures, and much more. 100% of every dollar donated supports the Child Life Department in our 140 partner hospitals across the United States and Canada.