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. …

Child Life Program Inspires Grandma to Raise Money for a Starlight Fun Center

Denise DiCostanzo paced the hallways of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in New York, overwhelmed by her granddaughter’s diagnosis. Twelve-year-old Amanda was battling E. coli Shiga toxin as well as hemolytic-uremic syndrome, or HUS, which is a condition that affects the blood and vessels. Amanda experienced severe pain, blood tests and transfusions for 16 consecutive days.   “Although I think of myself as …

Sara hiking at Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa.

Newest Team Member Brings Child Life Expertise to Starlight Programs  

Starlight’s newest team member, Sara Mathews, brings a new perspective – one that many Starlight families can relate to. She was born with a congenital heart defect. She’s endured seven major surgeries, the first one at just two weeks old. She’s had long hospital stays, hundreds of doctor visits and she knows what it’s like to live with a chronic …