Representatives of Spirit Halloween stores have presented a check for $59,787 to the Child Life Program at Penn State Children's Hospital. The amount reflects proceeds from the company's 2016 Spirit of Children campaign. In all, the campaign raised $7 million for more than 130 children's hospitals across the U.S.
Each fall, Spirit Halloween offers a coupon through which customers receive 10 percent off their order and in turn, Spirit of Children donates the amount saved back to a local Child Life Program. Customers can also make in-store and online donations to support the campaign.
At Penn State Children's Hospital, the funds allow the Child Life staff to welcome a fellow to the team for one year to gain professional experience. The money also helps support Child Life's newest employee, Kaia, the resident facility dog. To date the Spirit of Children campaign has generated more than $299,000 for the Child Life Program.
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