Holiday Donations to SickKids
Thank you for thinking of SickKids this holiday season! The holidays may look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but everyone at SickKids is working hard to ensure we can continue to share the magic of the holiday season with our patients and families in hospital.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, so do SickKids’ health and safety measures. Please note that we have made some important changes to our donation guidelines for the 2020 holiday season. If you have questions about holiday giving, contact our Donations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to COVID-19, we are currently not accepting in-person drop-offs of donations, including toys and games for our patients.
This year, there are additional limitations to the types of items and deliveries we can accept, so please connect with the Donations Coordinator to discuss this in advance of collecting or delivering donations to SickKids.
Ways to give this holiday season
Thanks to our generous donors, we’ve reached our maximum capacity for toys this year and will no longer be able to accept toys until the New Year.
If you do have toys to donate, please consider giving them to our partner, Toy Mountain. Otherwise, we can receive them after the holidays. In this case, please hold on to them and contact us in January with a date and time for delivery.
The generosity of our community has always been a special part of the holiday season at SickKids. There will be families who are admitted to SickKids over the holiday period that would benefit from your support in any of the following ways:
Provide gifts that give twice from the 5Fifty5 Shop online store
Customers can purchase gifts for their loved ones, while also buying beneficial toy items to support patients and families at SickKids from the 5fifty5 Shop Patient Wish List. Proceeds from every single purchase at the 5Fifty5 Shop online store – owned and operated by the Women's Auxiliary Volunteers (WAV) – help fund programs that have a direct impact on the patients and families at SickKids.
Donate funds to the Toy and Game Fund
The SickKids Foundation Toy and Game Fund enables our Child Life team to purchase toys that help healing throughout the year. These toys and games are used primarily for the purposes of recreation and therapeutic play and include art and craft supplies, toys, games, play equipment and diversional activities to be used by Child Life staff in patient care programs and our playrooms. To ensure your gift is properly directed, please include "Toy and Game Fund" in the Additional Comments field of the donation page. A tax receipt will be issued by SickKids Foundation.
Donate funds through the Get Better Gifts program
This symbolic giving program consists of donations towards designated funds in support of SickKids. They range from promoting healing and recovery through play to essential items SickKids needs to provide the best care. A tax receipt will be issued by SickKids Foundation.
Donate funds through the Patient Amenities Fund
The Patient Amenities Fund is a source of assistance for families who have limited financial resources and whose child is receiving care at SickKids. For qualifying families, this fund can assist with expenses not covered or only partially covered by public health insurance and community resources. These include travel, food, accommodation, medication and medical equipment. To ensure your gift is properly directed, please include "Patient Amenities Fund" in the Additional Comments field of the donation page. A tax receipt will be issued by SickKids Foundation.