Press Release Halloween Costume Drive
joyce university staff and faculty donating halloween costumes to primary childrens hospital

Halloween Costume Drive

Oct 19, 2021

Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences Donates more than 750 Halloween Costumes to Kids at Primary Children’s Hospital

October 19, 2021, Joyce University faculty and students delivered 765 costumes, approximately 200 pounds of candy, 350 prizes, and 275 Halloween buckets to Primary Children’s Hospital. For the third year in a row, Joyce University rallied its community of nursing students and nurses to bring Halloween fun to hundreds of children staying at the hospital. This year, Joyce University expanded its donation beyond Halloween to the entire holiday season.

“We’re proud to support Primary Children’s hospital again this Halloween,” said Sherry Jones, President and CEO of Joyce University. “Halloween is a special time where children get to step out of their regular routine and instead, dress up, eat candy and spend time with friends. I’m very grateful to our students, faculty, and the community for their donations and rallying around these children in need.”

The university set up a drop-off station to gather donations from Joyce University students, faculty and the general public. The donation covered 100 percent of the costumes Primary Children’s needed to celebrate the spookiest night of the year.

Learn more about how you can donate to Primary Children’s Hospital.

For more information about Joyce University and its innovative nursing programs, please visit our College of Nursing.


    Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences, formerly known as Ameritech College of Healthcare, is one of the largest nursing schools in Utah. Founded in 1979, Joyce University’s mission is to prepare students to serve as competent professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. With its campus in Draper, Utah, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch lasting healthcare careers.

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