The Starlight Children's Foundation 

The Starlight Children's Foundation (Starlight) is dedicated to brightening the lives of sick kids, teenagers, and their families by replacing fear, pain and stress with fun, joy, and laughter. Through partnerships with health professionals, Starlight provides crucial support to sick kids and their families during the most challenging moments, infusing fun and laughter, which is essential for the health and well-being of these young individuals.

Starlight's vision is rooted in the belief that everyone deserves a happy childhood because happiness matters. Through your support of Starlight, facilitated by the Ritchies Community Benefit Program, your contribution becomes a powerful force in granting life-changing wishes for seriously ill children.

The journey begins the moment a child learns that their Starlight Wish will come true. Dreaming, planning, and discussing the wish become a wonderful distraction from treatments and surgeries, representing a beacon of hope at the end of a challenging tunnel. This process not only lifts the spirits of the children but also brings families closer together.

A heartfelt thank you goes to Ritchies IGA Stores for their unwavering support of the Starlight Children's Foundation for over 25 years. Your community donations have surpassed $180,000, resulting in the fulfillment of 28 life-changing wishes for seriously ill children to date (2023). The impact of this generous contribution is immeasurable, and we express our deepest gratitude.

Please continue nominating Starlight as your chosen charity. With your ongoing support, we can replace the fear, pain, and isolation of hospitalization with happiness and joy, creating a positive and lasting impact in the lives of sick children that resonates for a lifetime.





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