LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Spirit Halloween’s Spirit of Children program presented UMC Children’s Hospital with a donation of $134,484 to support child life services.
The funds make hospital stays easier for young patients and their families through non-medical treatment and healing play.
Proceeds were collected at local Spirit Halloween stores, SpiritHalloween.com, and from business partners. 100% of local donations stay in the community.
The Spirit of Children program has raised $642,698 for UMC Children’s Hospital since 2010, supporting vital child life services to improve the hospital experience for young patients and their family members.
Previous funds from Spirit of Children allowed UMC Children’s Hospital to launch a groundbreaking virtual reality program, providing young patients with new opportunities to venture beyond their hospital rooms and visit faraway lands, play immersive games, and even swim alongside dolphins. UMC Children’s Hospital recently utilized Spirit of Children funds to purchase new sensory equipment for the hospital’s Child Life Department.