Bringing Halloween spirit to children
December 27, 2019
CHoR patients enjoyed a Halloween party hosted by Spirit Halloween on Oct. 16. In addition to providing costumes, games and crafts for the annual event, Spirit Halloween has raised more than $530,000 for CHoR’s Child Life Department through its Spirit of Children program since 2007. Donations have enabled Child Life to hire five additional child life specialists in CHoR’s inpatient, emergency and mental health settings. Child Life specialists support patients and families during medical procedures, help children understand why they are in the hospital and provide a wide range of activities to help kids meet medical goals and have fun.
Bringing the Spirit to Children
Since 2008, Spirit of Children has raised $449,447 to support Child Life at CHoR, including $73,328 from the 2017 fundraiser.
Backyard Party Benefits Child Life Program
What began as a summer cookout to support a local family has turned into five autumn events that have raised a total of $74,315 for the Child Life program at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.