EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2012) - One of North America's largest costume retailers is bringing the fun of Halloween to children who will not be able to go trick-or-treating this October.

On October 11, Spirit Halloween Superstores will once again be donating costumes, makeup artists and other goodies for the 3rd annual Halloween party at the Edmonton Stollery Children's hospital.

"We feel that we have a responsibility to bring Halloween to those who can't experience it, said Momen Al-subaihee, owner of Spirit of Halloween Superstores. "And to at least try to make life a little better for some of these young people who are in the hospital."

Albertans also help keep the spirit of Halloween alive through their donations to the "Spirit of Children" program. During the 2012 Halloween shopping season, Spirit Halloween stores are collecting donations for the "Spirit of Children" program from customers. 100 per cent of proceeds collected will, once again, go to both the Stollery and Alberta Children's Hospitals here in Alberta.

Earlier this year owner, Momen Al-subaihee, presented the hospitals with over $50,000 dollars in donations collected during the 2011 Halloween season.

The Spirit of Children program brings Halloween celebrations to young patients at Halloween, and funding to local hospitals all year long. The program has more than 120 hospital partners throughout Canada and the United States. Local donations stay local, and every dollar donated goes directly to the hospitals. Spirit Halloween stores have contributed more than $7 million in cash and merchandise donations since the program started in 2007.

Spirit Halloween are specialty retail stores that offer a one-stop destination for everything shoppers can imagine for Halloween. A complete selection of costumes and accessories for infants/toddlers, children, 'tweens,' teens and adults; along with a broad assortment of decorations and party goods to complete the Halloween story. Shop today at one of three Edmonton and area locations: Southside on 3110 Calgary trail; in the west end at 16810 104a Ave, and now in Sherwood Park at 87 Broadview Drive. For more information visit the Spirit Halloween Facebook page at facebook.com/SpiritHalloweenAlberta.

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Miro Hubac
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