Starlight Children’s Foundation, the organization dedicated to delivering happiness to seriously ill children and their families, has launched its first-ever “Give Happiness” campaign designed to bring smiles to hospitalized kids across the US. Niagara Cares, the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, will match all donations made from now through Dec. 31, 2019, up to a maximum of $50,000, via the charity’s newly relaunched www.starlight.org.
For just $10, donors can “Give Happiness” to 10 seriously ill kids through the nonprofit’s new website, which now features a variety of new giving options for donors to support seriously ill children and their families through Starlight, including the ability to now view, select, and make a donation in support of a specific US hospital right in their own community.
“We’re excited to offer donors who want to have a positive impact on hospitalized kids in their community this new giving option at starlight.org,” said Adam Garone, CEO, Starlight. “For the first time ever, you can now give the gift of a Starlight Virtual Reality headset, Starlight Hospital Wear, or a Starlight Gaming console directly to seriously ill children and their families at a hospital just down the street or almost anywhere in the US.”
Donors can choose from a list of more than 800 Starlight partner hospitals, respite houses, clinics, camps, and other pediatric healthcare facilities across the US where they can donate Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, or Starlight Gaming consoles – or any combination of all three – to give happiness to seriously ill children and their families.
As part of “Give Happiness,” Starlight will also celebrate 24 hours of Giving Tuesday on December 3 and encourage supporters and ambassadors to Stream For Starlight, donate in support of an existing stream, launch a Facebook fundraiser, sponsor a hospital, fundraise for a hospital, or donate directly to Starlight.
All donations raised by the campaign will fund the delivery of fun and innovative Starlight programs including Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming to children at more than 800 children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the US.