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Spirit Halloween Helps Make Halloween Special for Everyone

Trick-or-treat drive-through delights Spokane Shiners Hospital patients

It was all treats and no tricks at the 2021 Shriners Children's Spokane drive-through Halloween party.
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Larissa Sims:

So behind me is a rack of costumes that have been donated by the Spirit Halloween stores. It's really fun to get all these costumes and accessories for Halloween for the kids. We get to do a party, which will be outdoors this year. It just brings a special surprise to the kids while they're here that's something they're not expecting.

Patients are very excited. They love to see what the options are. And there's so many times we can pick out, find a costume that's exactly what they wanted to dress up as. We've been working with the Spirit Halloween stores. I think this is our year doing this party and the fundraisers that they do. And something they're very passionate about is our hospital and our children and doing what they can to make it something special for the kids while they're here. Something that they love to do in their stores and love to find out all the things that are are going on from the donations.

But it is very important that kids have good experiences when they're in a medical facility. So everybody, when they're at Spirit Halloween, when they're checking out, get the opportunity to donate to Shriners, to the Child Life program. So they can donate at the register or they can donate also by printing out the coupons. If you get a coupon, it gives you 10% off of your purchase, and 10% goes back to the hospital.