Since 1875, SickKids has been dedicated to providing the best in child and family-centred care and creating ground-breaking clinical and scientific advancements. However, the pandemic has put on a strain on the hospital and they need help to continue its life-changing, life-saving work.
Over the past year, SickKids had to convert many of its rooms into Covid-19 units and space at the hospital was at an all-time low. One of the new improvements they are planning on building is the addition of accordion-style rooms that can expand to fit more patients went the need arises.
Being Canada’s most research-intensive hospital means SickKids is always looking to the future for ways to improve care. Through the use of Artificial Intelligence integrating big data, they’re shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to something they call Precision Child Care, which individualized health care to each patient’s unique characteristics.
So, how can you help? Lucky for you, there are more than a few ways! First off, the SickKids Lottery has tons of prizes through its 50/50 draw and Cash Calendar where the odds of winning are 1 in 2, but the odds of making a difference are 1 in 1!
Next up, you can support the hospital through the donation of in-demand items like toys, books, PPE, entertainment, food (volunteers and staff), and more. You can also double up on the value of your donation by purchasing an item from the 5Fifty5 Shop, where you can find awesome items for patients and the money spent here goes to support the Women’s Auxiliary Volunteers and the programs that have a direct impact on the patients and families at SickKids.
Finally, Monetary donations will help SickKids expand and improve its facilities to provide the best care it possibly can. A one-time donation can go a long way, but if you want to make the biggest impact you can, contact the Donations Coordinator to become a monthly donor! You can start donating as little or as much as you want!
Featured image courtesy of SickKids via sickkids.ca