The specialty retail store will host a Halloween party for the children in the hospital and their siblings next month, offering free costumes, crafts and entertainment. Donations to Spirit of Children stay within local communities, with 100 percent of funds raised going to the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.
Sales from the following participating store locations give back to UC Davis Children's Hospital:
- 5400 Date Avenue in Sacramento
- 5900 Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights
- 8900 Greenback Lane in Orangevale
- 6676 Lonetree Boulevard in Rocklin
- 3964 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville
- 2425 McHenry Avenue in Modesto
- 3900 Pelandale Road in Modesto
- 3214 Countryside Drive in Turlock
- 1270 Churn Creek Road in Redding
Spirit Halloween raises money in stores and online to support the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, which helps to minimize the anxiety of hospitalization, increase understanding and strengthen coping skills for children. The donations to UC Davis Children's Hospital provide training and supervision for individuals aspiring to be certified child life specialists. In 2018, the stores donated $61,025 to UC Davis Children's Hospital's Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.
About Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween (spirithalloween.com) is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with over 1,360 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. Celebrating 36 years of business, Spirit is the premier destination for all things Halloween, offering one-stop shopping for everything from costumes to décor 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 décor you won't find anywhere else. For more information, please visit: www.spirithalloween.com.
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 inception in 2007, Spirit of Children has raised more than $55 million for the Child Life department at hospitals across the country. Donations to Spirit of Children stay within local communities, with 100 percent of funds going toward a child's life. For the 2019 Halloween season, Spirit of Children will be supporting more than 140 hospitals across the country, with a goal to raise a record $10 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: www.SpiritOfChildren.com.