Children at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside had fun last Thursday at a Halloween party.

The event was sponsored by the costume company Spirit Halloween through its Spirit of Children program. To date, the initiative has raised more than $366,860 for St. Mary’s Child Life program.

On the left, one patient enjoys face-painting.

In the top center, a girl holds a Spirit of Children activity book.

Below her, a boy smiles for the camera.

On the right, a group of patients poses for a picture.

You can donate to Spirit of Children to support St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s Child Life department at a Spirit Halloween store or

Through the Spirit of Children program, Spirit Halloween hosts nearly 100 Halloween parties at partner hospitals across North America so all children can participate in Halloween celebrations.