Right now, thousands of seriously ill children are isolated in-hospital or at home. Unfortunately, the holidays will be no different.
During COVID-19, hospital visits will be more difficult on kids and teens than ever. With many pediatric patients being immunocompromised, these children are at the highest risk of infection and their lives are dependent on isolation. Now more than ever, their time in-hospital is spent alone in their room – no visitors allowed or toys and games to play with for fear of infection.
Seriously ill children out of the hospital this holiday season will share those same feelings of fear and loneliness. Starlight children with pre-existing conditions are still vulnerable and isolating with no end in sight or any play dates with friends to look forward to.
While families feel helpless and children feel lonely, our newest Play From Hospital To Home Program is here to provide some comfort and smiles to both parent and child. Each pediatric patient or immunocompromised child confined to home will receive their own amazing entertainment pack to avoid the fear of infection and help focus on the holiday fun!
Happiness shipped safely to homes and hospitals, these packs will include board games, crafts, toys, virtual shows, and countless other interactive activities designed to provide valuable distractions to isolated children.
With growing demand and a list of already 12,000 requested packs, the Play From Hospital To Home Packs will be sent to over 100 hospitals across the country, and to thousands of seriously ill children confined to home. With your help, we can let them know they are not alone, and spread the holiday magic.
For every $100 donated, YOU can help an isolated, scared child make the most out of this holiday season.
The need is urgent, the ask is simple. 100% of all donations received for this program will be used to bring happiness into the hospitals and homes of vulnerable children.
Visit playfromhome.org to donate a Play From Hospital To Home Pack today.