The Dirt Farmer Foundation’s CAUSE it’s OCTOBER: Starlight Children's Foundation

The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.
Our CAUSE it’s OCTOBER or Cause of the Month is:

"Brighten the Lives of Seriously Ill Children"

Starlight Children’s Foundation, founded in 1982, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve hospital experiences for children and chronically ill teenagers. Its programs support hospitals that serve over 60 million children around the world.

Starlight Children’s Foundation is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Starlight funds critical needs expressed by more than 600 hospitals, specialty clinics and camps, respite houses and hospices in the United States and Puerto Rico that collectively support more than 27 million pediatric visits every year. Starlight supports kids and families in 11 countries and territories in a growing global network. Find HERE a Starlight Community Partner

STARLIGHT MISSION. The Starlight Children's Foundation mission is to improve quality of life for children, families and communities. Starlight aligns with global, national and community partners to advance children’s health in every dimension – from prevention and protection to safety and stability to comfort and care – because children are the foundation of our communities. 

STARLIGHT PROGRAMS AND IMPACT. Each year, more than 30 million children in the US suffer from a chronic, critical or terminal illness. Many of these kids experience long hospital stays, painful medical treatments and sometimes a scary and uncertain future. Starlight turns pain, fear and stress into fun, joy and laughter – because a sick kid is still a kid at heart. 
Starlight has several proprietary programs, including Starlight Wish Lists, a commerce site where users can choose and purchase items to donate to fulfill local children’s hospitals’ needs, and Starlight Sites, treatment rooms, fun centers and hospital lounges that are transformed into kid-friendly environments. Learn more HERE about Starlight's Programs and Impact. 

STARLIGHT WISH LIST. Hospitals, clinics, specialty camps and other eligible nonprofit facilities are able to publish their needs on so donors can simply point, click and support their facilities of choice. Projects in need of funding are as diverse as the communities they support. Individual donors can search by geographic location or facility name, making it easy to support a Starlight partner facility. 

All donations are timely, transparent and tangible, and donors receive a tax receipt for their entire contribution. Starlight also distributes large-scale product donations, helping facilities meet their evolving needs and maximizing limited budgets. 

HOW STARLIGHT WORKS. Starlight Children's Foundation partners with world-class brands and companies, charitable foundations, socially aware groups and organizations and philanthropic individuals to bring entertainment, education and innovative  technology to sick kids through our nationwide network of community partners. Support Starlight as a Corporate Partner HERE. 



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