ACH Homecoming

All Children's Hospital hosts an annual Homecoming Dance for patients who are unable to attend their own homecoming due to hospitalization or who, due to life-limiting illness, will most likely never get the opportunity. The Hospital's Homecoming is a multi-day affair, beginning with a September Dress and Jacket Shop, which features stylish choices for patients and their guests to select. Hours before the big event, attendees can indulge in well-deserved pampering at the Day of Style, where professional hair and makeup specialists work their magic amid the sophisticated Homecoming décor. The excitement continues as the patients and their guest anticipate the evening to come and the Homecoming Dance of their dreams.

The festivities begin at 7:00pm when patients are escorted along the red carpet into an evening of music, dance and memories. Families are invited to gather and connect in an on-campus coffeehouse, where they can watch the celebration on the big screen and take part in this amazing evening.
All Children’s Hospital is thrilled to host this magical rite of passage evening with music, dancing, food and fun; a chance for patients to live a piece of normalcy; to regain a piece of their childhood; to come together for a Homecoming Dance.

Attendee Guidelines

Attendees are selected by the Child Life staff based on these criteria:

  • Patients should be 11yrs or older
  • Patient should have a chronic or life threatening illness or an illness that prevents them from participating in typical activities of someone that age
  • Patients who are in some sort of “treatment” for illness should be less than 2 years out of treatment
  • Any child enrolled in homebound treatment or who cannot attend school because of their illness

If you have (or are) a patient who wishes to attend next year's event, please contact Holly Ott in the Child Life Department.

Volunteers and Donations

Volunteers and donations are always needed to make every part of Homecoming happen!

If you're interested in donating items or volunteering for next year's ACH Homecoming, please check out our Sponsorship and Volunteering page.

Thank you to all of our generous donors and sponsors for our 2014 event:

  • All Children's Employees
  • A Slice of Heaven
  • A & P Designs
  • All Children's Guild Branches
  • Andrea Layne Floral Designs
  • Anglo Couture
  • Bekah Darling
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream
  • Brand Lynn Tort Makeup & Hair Group
  • Busch Gardens
  • Children's Dream Fund
  • Chromagraphics Studio
  • Clover & Company
  • Costco #336
  • Dimmitt Automotive Group
  • DJ Fresh
  • Empire Office
  • FH Weddings
  • Florida Top Dog All Stars
  • Fotos-R-Fun
  • Ideal Design Events
  • IM Events
  • Iza's Flowers
  • J.Con Salon Spa
  • Joto's Pizza
  • Kahwa Coffee
  • Kate Ryan Linens
  • Maddock Photography
  • Mary Kay
  • Michele Renee the Studio
  • Modern Day Events
  • Mr. Phil Thalman
  • Mrs. Alison Debowsky
  • PDQ
  • Pepsi Bottling Group, St Pete
  • Prints charming Photobooth
  • Resource Property Management
  • Rogers Cleaners
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Tampa
  • Sam's Club #4831
  • Sam's Club #6387
  • Sodexo
  • SophanThean Photography
  • Suddath Relocation of St Pete
  • Tampa Breakfast Sertoma Club
  • The Production crew
  • Tijuana Flats
  • And the many generous members of our community