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Spirit of Children fundraiser costume discount takes fear out of hospital visits for Golisano Children’s Hospital patients

Spirit Halloween stores offer 10% costume discount while giving 10% to Golisano Children’s Hospital

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From Oct. 1-31, Spirit Halloween stores at six Southwest Florida locations will participate in the annual Spirit of Children fundraiser to benefit the Child Life program at Golisano Children’s Hospital, by offering a costume discount.

The locations include:

  • 3280 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (formerly Tuesday Morning)
  • 13391 N. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers (formerly CVS Pharmacy)
  • 13300 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers (formerly SteinMart)
  • 10810 Corkscrew Rd., Estero (formerly Eddie Bauer)
  • 1000 Immokalee Rd., Naples (formerly Tuesday Morning)
  • 5048 Airport-Pulling Rd., Naples (formerly Total Wine)

Each year, Spirit Halloween stores offer 10% off costume discount both in stores and online and then donate the proceeds to participating Child Life programs at neighboring hospitals. Customers can present their 10% off coupon in any Spirit Halloween store or enter DONATE23 at checkout when shopping at SpiritHalloween.com.

In 2022, the Spirit of Children campaign raised $57,794 for Child Life at Golisano Children’s Hospital, and $4,200 in costumes, decorations and crafts were also gifted to the hospital by Spirit Halloween. The annual Spirit of Children campaign has raised more than $380,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital since 2007.

“We are honored to be part of Spirit Halloween’s annual fundraising to support Child Life,” said Golisano Children’s Hospital Certified Child Life Specialist Stacie Kmetz. “The idea of making hospitals less scary for children is something we strive for every day at Golisano Children’s Hospital.”

The Child Life program at Golisano Children’s Hospital aims to keep children’s lives as normal as possible while they receive essential lifesaving medical care. This allows children to go through difficult situations and process the information, thoughts and feelings that accompany those situations at their own pace. Child Life offers services such as activities in the playroom, teen lounge and bedside; preparation for medical procedures, tests and surgeries; educational services for homebound students, and special events, such as pet therapy and clowns.

“Spirit of Children is an effort that will always be important to Spirit Halloween and our associates,” said Steven Silverstein, CEO of Spirit Halloween. “Spirit will always be in support of Child Life Departments and the hospital systems that continuously work to make children and their families feel comfortable and fear-free during their hospital stays.”

To learn more about the Spirit of Children Campaign  or the Child Life program at Golisano Children’s Hospital and get the costume discount, please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/Spirit.

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 2007 Spirit of Children has raised more than $110 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 percent of funds going to Child Life Services. For the 2023 Halloween season, Spirit of Children will be supporting more than 150 hospitals across the country, with a goal to raise a record $18 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. For more information, please visit: SpiritOfChildren.com.

About Golisano Children’s Hospital

Established by Lee Health in 1994, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a “Top Hospital” three times by The Leapfrog Group. It is the only recognized children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Lee Health opened the new 134-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2017, relocating the children’s hospital from the adjacent HealthPark Medical Center. It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms. Golisano Children’s Hospital is proud to have been named Soliant’s 2018 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S., a recognition determined by popular vote. Since 2019, Golisano Children’s Hospital has been a proud member hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network. For more information, visit GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org.

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