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Starlight Children's Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/18/2014: Starlight Children's Foundation

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Washington, DC
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Basic Organization Information

Starlight Children's Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/18/2014: Starlight Children's Foundation

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Physical Address: Washington, DC 20006 
EIN: 52-2198735
Web URL: www.starlight.org/midatlantic 
NTEE Category: E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E86 Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
P Human Services
P30 Children's and Youth Services
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E60 Health Support Services
Ruling Year: 1987 


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Mission Statement

Starlight Children's Foundation MidAtlantic is part of Starlight's global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with 112 healthcare facilities in the MidAtlantic region. Over the past 30 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home

Legitimacy Information

This organization is not registered with the IRS.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $322,501
Total Expenses $497,481

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Leadership

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Ms. Judith Christian

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Programs

Program: Starlight Escapes (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$72,000
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Starlight Escapes give hospitalized kids and their families the chance to attend family events like the circus, the zoo, and sporting events together to make memories and new friends.

Program Long-Term Success:

Starlight MidAtlantic reaches over 180,000 local children a month with our programs, events and services.

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Program: Fun Centers™ (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$136,000
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Fun Centers™ are mobile, all-in-one Nintendo WiiTMgame systems, televisions, and DVD players that bring games and movies to pediatric patients' bedsides.    Fun Centers come pre-loaded with 23 video games! .

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Program: Hospital Entertainment (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$80,000
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

For kids in the hospital, sometimes the best medicine can be sharing a laugh or a song with family, roommates, and caregivers.  Magicians, clowns, musicians, and artists bring the healing power of play to kids during their hospital stays.

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Program: Starlight Sites® (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$35,000
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Starlight Sites™ are kid friendly playrooms in the hospitalwhere doctors must check their white coats at the door.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Starlight MidAtlantic has provided more than 15 million hours of entertainment to 275,000 hospitalized children and their families in the hospital, in the community and on the Web.  When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, the day-to-day joys of being a kid take a back seat to the rigors of treatment and hospitalization.  Starlight's programs aim to bring the healing power of play to help them be happier, healthier, and home again sooner.
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