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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: Starlight Children's Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world.

Target demographics: improve the life and health of kids and families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: millions of children and their families

Geographic areas served: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Israel

Programs: Starbright World® online community (SBW) - The first-ever social network for teens with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions, and their siblings. Members connect globally with others experiencing similar medical journeys to create a vibrant, supportive community. Starlight Wish Lists - The world’s first technology platform of its kind links donors to healthcare facilities to fund unmet needs and improve pediatric care. Hospitals, clinics and hospices publish their Wish Lists on starlight.org and donors grant wishes for their facility of choice. Starlight Fun Center® mobile entertainment units - Equipped with the latest gaming system that rolls bedside in hospitals, Fun Center units provide distractive entertainment and the healing power of play to pediatric patients. Starlight Tablets - A critical resource for healthcare professionals to support the ongoing needs of kids while in the hospital, Starlight Tablets connect directly to the Starbright World community.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

"We are proud to support Starlight Children's Foundation," said Todd Mulvahill, President of Papa Murphy's Seattle Co-Op. "Making a difference in our local community is important to Papa Murphy's and we look forward to continuing our support of children and families in the greater Seattle area."

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Donor

Rating: 5

“Niagara cares deeply about children and their families and through our corporate giving we aim to support those who face insurmountable challenges,” said Kristen Venick, Director of Niagara Cares. “By partnering with Starlight Children's Foundation we are able to bring some fun and comfort to a child's hospital stay and distract them from the often daunting care they are receiving. We are proud to support this program in all of our Niagara communities.”

Donor

Rating: 5

“Starlight Children’s Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation share a commitment to improving quality of life for patients and their families,” said Jeff Winton, president of Astellas USA Foundation. “We’re proud to play a supporting role in enhancing the healing experience for kids right in our backyard at Advocate Children’s Hospital.”

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Donor

Rating: 5

Starlight is a champion for kids. They get it. They have an incredible vision and understand how to successfully serve those in need of their help. I am a very proud to be a supporter for Starlight Children s Foundation and will remain so.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Starlight is awesome! Their mission, vision, staff, volunteers, execution, and the children/families they serve are incredible!

They deserve every dollar they receive, and more!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are a FB group called Michael's Circle of Love. We are a group of Michael Jackson fans that want to continue his legacy of sending Love and Healing to the World, especially children. We were looking for an extension of our group for Charitable work, following Michael's example. We learned that Starlight Children's foundation was one of the many Charities he supported in his lifetime. We learned the purpose of Starlight was to give children and their families in hospitals some joy and happiness. Michael knew that this was essential to healing. In every city around the world where Michael had a concert, he made sure to include a visit to a hospital or orphanage to bring toys and purchace any equipment they might need. He would spend hours visiting the children just to make them happy. We love the fun stations that are provided for the children to play video games and watch movies or cartoons, some of Michael's favorite things.

Nicole71

Donor

Rating: 5

I first became aware of this Org. in 2002 when my cousin aged 2 was diagnosed with Cancer. His hospital stays were long and frequent but Starlight made those visits fun with their Fun-Centers, clowns and overall cheer.

Over the years, I am proud to see the Org. grow, and see more fun-centers and trips planned. This organization was pivotal to my cousins happiness and to so many still suffering from illness.

Comments ( 1 )

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laura.willison 09/10/2013

Thank you Nicole for reaching out and telling your story!! We so appreciate it. xx

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Donor

Rating: 5

This charity is an amazing Oginization for all man kind. This charity makes kids and family feel like people other than family and friends care about them. I am one of many people who 100% support this charity. The staff that runs this charity should be very proud of themselves for making kids who might be different then others feel special in every way.

Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! Truly dedicated to children. Im beyond convinced of their capabilities and will continue to be a donor.

Donor

Rating: 5

Starlight is an amazing organization with uplifting family stories and people who work tirelessly for the cause. Thank you to all the hospitals and all the health care workers making a difference everyday.