Annual party brings ‘spirit’ of Halloween to Children’s Hospital patients and families

A woman kneels down to hand a packaged princess costume to a young girl while another woman leans over as she looks on.Tiffaney Horner, left, a child life assistant, looks over a princess costume with 2-year-old Ember Reistroffer and her mother Courtney during the Spirit of Children event held at Penn State Health Children\’s Hospital.

An event at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital helped dozens of young patients celebrate Halloween. The annual Spirit of Children party was hosted by the charitable foundation of the Spirit Halloween stores in an effort to brighten the day for patients and their families. Those in attendance picked out costumes, played games and made crafts.

October 11, 2023Penn State Health News

Spirit of Children has raised more than $921,000 since 2010 for Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has raised more than $110 million for Child Life departments at over 150 partner hospitals across North America. In 2023, Spirit of Children hopes to raise another $18 million. Donations made to Spirit of Children stay within local communities, with all funds supporting Child Life programs.

Learn more about Spirit of Children Week here.

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Spirit of Children Party 2023

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