Members help in organizing events and soliciting donations for programs to help the hospital's youngest patients.

The Children's Committee organizes three major events in Pediatrics every year -- the Halloween Party, the Holiday Celebration, and the Pediatric Prom. All of these events are designed to bring fun and cheer to the hospital's youngest patients.

In preparation for the Halloween Party, the committee runs a costume and candy drive. Through, committee members and supporters can purchase Halloween costumes and accessories for our pediatric patients.

Patients and their families select from the hundreds of costumes donated. They trick-or-treat throughout the hospital, stopping at nurses' stations and reception desks, stocked with candy donated through The Society, to fill their candy bags. The playroom and the exam rooms in the Pediatric Day Hospital are decorated for the occasion, and the Committee hires a magician to add mystery and wonder to the festivities.

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The Holiday Celebration in Pediatrics is a joyful event. The Children's Committee secures donations from companies and individuals of products for our holiday gift bags. Members of the committee then stuff over 250 holiday gift bags filled with donated toys, clothes, DVDs, CDs, and more. Santa visits Pediatrics to hand out the overflowing gift bags. Each child has the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap as they are handed a gift bag. It is wonderful to see each child delight in his or her holiday surprises. One of the greatest fears for many of our youngest patients is wondering how Santa will know they are not at home and how he will deliver presents to the hospital. This gift bag drive helps to put our youngest patients minds at ease.

The Pediatric Prom is the most eagerly anticipated event for our pediatric patients. Everyone attends, from toddlers to teens and young adults, making it truly a unique Prom experience. It begins with the magic of “Promingdale's” -- a boutique of accessories, makeup, tuxedos, and, of course, prom gowns. The Committee secures dress and accessory donations from individuals and companies to help our female patients feel like princesses. Tuxedo bowties, cummerbunds, and shirts are donated for our young gentlemen and fun faux-tuxedo T-shirts are provided for our rebel male teens. Even makeup artists and manicurists donate their time to help our female patients primp before their Prom debut. A DJ is hired, and the event is catered with favorite hors d'oeuvres, from “chicken fingers” to pizza bagels and more.

The Children's Committee also provides funds for other pediatric events throughout the year, including Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, and Mardi Gras parties, and assists with the purchase of toys as well as urgent care needs for patients, such as diapers.

Please click on the links below to view FOX NY Coverage of the 2013 Pediatric Prom, CBS coverage of the 2009 Pediatric Prom, and ABC coverage of the 2008 Prom.

CBS News
CBS the Early Show
ABC News

2013 Corporate In-Kind Donations

5th & Pacific Companies, Inc.
Above Average Productions
Alex Toys LLC
A Little Indulgence
Ann Taylor Inc.,
  Charitable Initiatives
Avon Products, Inc.
Be Hopeful, Be Helpful
BCBG Max Azria
Blooming Today
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Burt's Bees, Inc.
Camuto Group
Carolee LLC
Clear Vision Optical, Inc.
Collection XIIX, Ltd
Coty-New York Color
David Aubrey Inc.
David Meister
Daytona International Speedway
Donna Karan International
Elizabeth Arden
Felix Rey
Flowers by Zoe, Inc.
GAP Inc.
Group USA
Groupe J.S. International
J.S. Group US Ltd.
JEEVES New York & London's
  Finest Dry Cleaners
Jenny Yoo Collection
Johnson & Johnson
JOVANI Fashions
Juicy Couture
KCD, Inc.
Kenneth Cole Productions
Laura Mercier
Major League Baseball
Make Up For Ever
  Professional Paris
Makeup Geek, LLC
Nanette Lepore
NBA Entertainment
NBC Universal
New York Yankees
NHL Enterprises
Pellegrini International Inc./DBA/Lotusgrace
Rebecca Taylor
Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
Schylling Associates, Inc.
Sesame Workshop
Shoshanna Group Inc.
Smart Set Too Cleaners
Tahari ASL
Tom & Drew LLC
Tommy Hilfiger, USA
Turtle Fur Group
USA Soccer Federation
Vera Wang Group
Workman Publishing Co.

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