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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 and cotton pajama sets.

Please click on the links below to view FOX NY Coverage of the 2013 Pediatric Prom, CBS coverage of the 2009 Pediatric Prom, ABC coverage of the 2008 Prom and ABC coverage of the 2014 Prom.

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CBS the Early Show
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2014 Corporate In-Kind Donations

7 For All Mankind
A Little Indulgence
Andrew K. Dwyer Foundation
Avon Products, Inc.
Beauty Blitz Media
The Best Dressed of Westchester
Bobbi Brown
Buffalo Jeans
Carolina Amato Accessories, Inc.
Christina Renna Foundation
Crimzon Rose
david aubrey, inc.
Felix Rey
Flowers by Zoe
JEEVES New York & London's Finest Dry Cleaners
Jenny Yoo Collection
Kenneth Cole Productions
Kinney + Kinsella
Mally Beauty
Michael's Meanies
Nanette Lepore
Ooh! La, la! Couture
PJ's for Patients
Rebecca Taylor
Stila Cosmetics
Tadashi Shoji
Tahari ASL
Tawil Associates, Inc.
Tommy Hilfiger

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