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Deliver Happiness All Year

Your monthly gift can help bring Starlight programs to over one million hospitalized kids in 2021.

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  1. Virtual Reality

    $10 could provide 10 hours of virtual reality for a seriously ill kid.

    Give $10
  2. Gaming

    $15 could provide an hour of game play to 15 seriously ill kids.

  3. Hospital Wear

    $25 could provide a comfy and colorful gown for a seriously ill kid.

Every 60 seconds, a child is in need of medical care.

These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.  

That’s where Starlight comes in.  

We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.  

Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.  

Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families. 

  1. 1 min
    How often a child is in need of medical care
  2. 800+
    The number of hospitals and health care facilities in our nationwide network
  3. 16 million
    How many smiles have been delivered since 1982
  4. $10
    The amount that can deliver happiness to 10 children

Be a shining light for seriously ill kids


Because happy kids heal faster

  1. Remembering Roger Shiffman

    We at Starlight are saddened to share the passing of longtime Board Member and former Board Chair - Roger Shiffman. Celebrate his life with us and read about his dedication to delivering happiness to seriously ill kids

    Remembering Roger
  2. COVID-19 Resources for Mental & Physical Health

    Resources to help children, teens, and families manage mental and physical health during coronavirus.

    Starlights Resources
  3. Talking to Kids About Racism

    Starlight’s Certified Child Life Specialists have gathered helpful resources to help you talk to kids about current events, and teach empathy through communication and education.

    Get the resources
  4. Celebrating World Heart Day and Honoring Miracle Baby, Tessa

    Meet two-year-old Tessa, at 9 days old she had open-heart surgery. Learn about how Starlight has allowed Tessa to still feel like a kid in the hospital.

    Meet Tessa