Each year at Halloween time, Spirit Halloween stores bring the season to the Children's Hospital at Albany Med. As part of a huge party, dozens of costumes are provided for the children. Volunteers help with decorations, crafts and games all to create a fun and festive atmosphere.
The program, now in its 7th year, focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Since its beginning, Spirit Halloween, its employees and customers have donated more than $11 million in cash and merchandise to Children's Hospitals including Albany Med's.
In addition to the Halloween party, Spirit Halloween also supports the Child Life program at Albany Med with the goal of helping children year round.