Spirit Halloween opens pop-up shop in Albany Med Children’s Hospital
A special Spirit Halloween pop-up in Albany hoped to bring a little normalcy to kids ahead of the holiday.
Spirit of Children hosted a Halloween celebration for pediatric patients at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital.
Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores created a pop-up shop, where patients and families could pick from dozens of costumes in various sizes and themes, free of charge.
“This means so much to our kids that we work with. We just heard from a family that they were kind of having a really rough week, and this brought a really bright spot to their week,” said Lindsay Burnop, a certified child life specialist. “It just allows the kids an opportunity to kind of get out of what they’re going through right now and just have a chance to come through, pick out costumes, just normal stuff that they would be doing this time of year.”
Each year, the company raises money for children’s hospitals around the country.
Spirit Halloween was able to raise nearly $97,000 for the children’s hospital.