What are Starlight Deliveries?
So many children are stuck in hospitals for extended periods of time – days, weeks, and even months. Long hospital stays can often be boring and scary, especially when you’re alone in your room, feeling ill, or stuck in isolation. Starlight Deliveries are just one way Starlight helps normalize a child’s stay in a hospital and bring a smile to their face.
Starlight Deliveries allow hospitals to order the exact they need for their young patients, such as toys, games, and books, and have them delivered to the hospital. These deliveries help reduce the fear and loneliness a child experiences while they are in the hospital by creating moments that feel comfortable and familiar.
“Starlight Deliveries are essential in helping to support the need for activities and diversion for the patients,” said Lisa, Lead Child Life Specialist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi.
Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, Starlight is able to deliver these products at no cost to our network of more than 800 hospitals across the US.
“Being in the hospital can sometimes be difficult for kids and families. The [items are] great to use for BINGO prizes and gifts for patients throughout the year. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are greatly appreciated,” said Pat Kirkland, Manager of Family Support Services at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Since 2015, Starlight Deliveries have brought more than 1.6 million moments of happiness to children’s hospitals and pediatric units in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.