Nintendo and Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation have been partners for more than 15 years, bringing Fun Center mobile entertainment units to children staying in hospitals. Recently they introduced a completely new Fun Center, based around Nintendo Wii, which can be rolled right up to the side of patient’s beds or anywhere in a hospital setting.
A Fun Center is a mobile entertainment unit containing a flat-screen television, DVD player, and Nintendo Wii™ system. Whether hospitalized children are nervously awaiting surgery, sitting restlessly during a long treatment, or feeling lonely in their hospital room, the Fun Center helps them cope by providing endless hours of fun and distraction. To date, more than 5,000 Fun Centers have been sponsored by companies, foundations and individuals and are being enjoyed at hospitals across North America.
The great thing is that you can donate a Fun Center to a hospital of your choice. Just be sure to order two, one for the children and other for the staff :-). Sponsorship is currently $4,250 which includes the cost of the unit, shipping and administration, and repair and maintenance for the life of the Fun Center by dedicated Starlight staff.
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