Learn all about our Design-A-Gown campaign, and how it delivers happiness to seriously ill children.

About the campaign

Design-A-Gown is a nationwide campaign, hosted by Starlight Children’s Foundation, that invites people to design and vote on the next Starlight Gown. Starlight Hospital Wear replaces traditional hospital gowns with ones that are innovative, comfortable, and brightly colored. Learn more about Starlight Hospital Wear, and how they make a difference in the lives of seriously ill kids. 

During this unprecedented time, you can help provide critically needed supplies, like Starlight Gowns, to impacted hospitals. 

 A $25 donation could provide a comfy and colorful gown for a hospitalized kid 
Donate $25

What makes you happy?

The 2020 Design-A-Gown contest asks people to create a design for a Starlight Gown with a simple question in mind–what makes you happy? At Starlight, we know that happy kids heal faster. It’s why it’s at the core of all our programs.

Imagine the thing that sparks joy in your life also bringing joy to hospitalized kids! It’s a powerful ripple effect with endless opportunities. Your love of unicorns or sunrises or pizza can be used to help deliver happiness to thousands of hospitalized kids who could use a little “happy” in their lives.

Check out some of our favorite submissions!

Hospital gown with a ballerina
Hospital gown with corgis all over
Hospital gown with donuts and sprinkles
Hospital gown with a space and stars
Hospital gown with a circle of friends surrounding the earth

Spread the word!

Did your favorite design win? Share with your friends on social! #DesignHappiness

Meet the 2020 Design-A-Gown Finalists

  1. hannah and her pineapple Design-A-Gown submission

    Meet Hannah

    Learn how her personal experience inspired her design.

    Hannah's story
  2. Melissa and her daughter holder her rainbow Gown submission

    Meet Melissa

    Learn how her daughter’s congenital heart defect inspired her design. 

    Melissa's story

For official rules, click here.