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Starlight Children's Foundation - Global Office

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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My first experience with Starlight was working for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and was because of the Starlight Fun Center. Our kids LOVED the Fun Center and we could never have enough of them. Recently, Starlight has expanding their program offerings and now also supports pediatric facilities through their Wish List program. This organization has a huge impact on the lives of kids and families!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Starlight is an incredible supporter of kids and their families. Thank you for the millions you serve and the impact you make every day on kids like mine.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kids Wish Network is a great source of support and coping in the field of Child Life. Within White Memorial Medical Center, KWN helps give our little patients a valuable referrence of what it means to be brave and resiliant during difficult times. KWN provides hours of fun and lifelong lessons for our patients. I could not perform my job as well without their constant support; it is truly a resource I have within my bag of tools!! Thank you Kids Wish Network!!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first learned of Starlight through my job working with children who have special medical needs. I referred a family to Starlight and after hearing what a great experience they had, I immediately began referring all of my eligible families! Even knowing of about the Great Escapes Program for the last couple of years, I had no idea about Starlight's other programs until I began to read more about the orginazation through Facebook. This organization is truly amazing and provides much needed services. Everyday there is a child who is made to feel different due to their special need and it is so wonderful to hear their stories about their Starlight adventures and see the smiles on their faces! I just wish all of my families were eligible to participate! Keep up the great work, Starlight!