What is Medical Play?

A certified child life specialist is responsible for providing support to children and families while they cope with the stress and uncertainty of hospitalization. They work to ease the concerns of seriously ill kids in a variety of ways, even by focusing on play. If you have ever had a child visit the hospital, child life specialists are the people …

Certified Child Life Specialists: The Unsung Hospital Heroes

Starlight Children’s Foundation depends immensely on Certified Child Life Specialists and the work they do with seriously ill children and their families. But who are Child Life Specialists and what do they do? A Child Life Specialist is a healthcare professional that works in a pediatric environment providing support for children and families to help cope with the stress and …

Starlight Children’s Foundation, Niagara Cares, and Scholastic Announce the 2019 My Starlight Gown Contest Winners

All seven winning designs will be added to the Starlight Gown collection to help deliver happiness to hospitalized kids Los Angeles (June 19, 2019) – Starlight Children’s Foundation, in partnership with Niagara Cares, the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, and Scholastic are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual My Starlight Gown Contest. The winning designs will be …

Starlight Children’s Foundation Awarded Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

LOS ANGELES. (JUNE 5, 2019) – Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent nonprofit evaluator, has awarded a top 4-star rating to Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization that delivers happiness to seriously ill children and their families, for its exceptional fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the fourth consecutive year Starlight has earned a 4-star …

Top-rated Charity for the Fourth Year in a Row!

We are proud to announce we’ve received the highest charity rating for the fourth consecutive year from Charity Navigator. According to America’s largest and most-utilized nonprofit evaluator, Starlight “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.” “Delivering happiness to seriously ill children is a true and joyous privilege, and we take our mission very seriously,” said Adam Garone, …

Starlight Children’s Foundation Partners with Colgate-Palmolive and H-E-B to Deliver Happiness to Seriously Ill Kids in Houston

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston receives four new Starlight Fun Centers® and more than 3,500 Starlight Gowns™ HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 15, 2019) – Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization that delivers happiness to seriously ill children, has partnered with Colgate-Palmolive and H-E-B to donate four Starlight Fun Centers and 3,550 Starlight Gowns to hospitalized kids at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. …