As we approach the end of year, it's time to reflect on the impact of our mission in 2021 thus far.
Hospitalized kids continue to face incredible challenges, between continued isolation from their peers and prolonged safety protocols that impact the hospital experience, seriously ill children need happiness.
Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our donors, this has been Starlight’s most impactful year yet, delivering happiness to over 1 million seriously ill children across the country.
As we enter a season of giving and thankfulness, we want to celebrate the amazing impact our donors have made this year and inspire others to help us further impact as we close out 2021.
Starlight donors have helped bring smiles to 1.3 million seriously ill children this year, raising over $1.3 million to deliver happiness when kids need it most. It’s been a difficult year for kids in the hospital, but thanks to Starlight supporters, we have continued to transform the hospital experience through Starlight Gaming, Hospital Gowns, Deliveries, and Virtual Reality.
Our monthly givers, called Shining Stars, are a passionate group of supporters who choose to shine even brighter for hospitalized kids. In just one year, our monthly givers have brought moments of joy to over 90,000 children experiencing serious illnesses and injuries.
Many donors decided to go the extra mile and host fundraisers to support Starlight programs, collectively raising over $25,000 this year! From Facebook fundraisers to bake sales and lemonade stands, these individuals united their communities to make a huge difference for seriously ill kids.
Take a look at why some of our supporters decided to donate this year:
“Seeing happy smiles on children in need is worth every effort!”
"Every single cent is going toward bringing joy to kiddos in scary situations, and it will become one of the things they continue to remember when they grow up.”
Starlight supporters have made an incredible impact this year, but there’s still time to deliver even more smiles to hospitalized kids. End this year with a spirit of giving and donate today!