The SickKids Lottery has added a touch of GREEN just in time for the holidays.
In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, the brand new GREEN Draw for the winter Lottery limits the amount of paper used to reach out to Lottery supporters. The new draw is being promoted primarily through online channels. The Lottery also encourages online ticket purchases, which reduce transactional costs.
It’s a win-win situation! The Foundation reduces its environmental footprint and you are entered into the GREEN Draw and have a chance at winning $10,000 cash.††
But time is running out. The GREEN Draw deadline is this Friday, December 18, at midnight. Be sure to get your ticket today!
Lottery License Number 2486
†† See Rules and Regulations at SickKidsLottery.ca
The holiday time is a busy one at SickKids Foundation. While we rely on community support all year long to meet the complex health issues facing our young patients, there is something about this time of year that brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. On behalf of all of the patients and families who benefit from your support, let me thank you for your generosity.
We were also recently disappointed to learn of an illegal coin collection campaign disguised as supporting SickKids Foundation. Donation canisters appearing to represent SickKids Foundation have been placed in food courts and shopping malls throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We are working fully with Toronto Police to investigate the source of this fraudulent activity and to make sure it is stopped.
This is particularly disheartening because there are a number of legitimate partners, families and friends currently raising money on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children during a time of year when people typically make their charitable giving decisions. We hope that this incident does not discourage the public from supporting SickKids Foundation through all the legitimate donation channels we operate. If you have any questions about our fundraising programs please call us directly at 416-813-1218 or visit us at www.sickkidsfoundation.com.
SickKids has become a world leader because of the support of the community. Every year our donors rise to the challenge of investing in the best science and treatment at this Hospital, generously contributing to our efforts to improve the overall health and well-being of children.
Thank you for believing in SickKids and I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.
We want to hear from you.
Each year we are inspired by the courage and resilience of the children and families at SickKids, as well as the dedication of the staff that goes above and beyond to support them. From the frontline caregivers to researchers and fundraisers, we all work together to help improve the health and well-being of children in this country.
This year, we are giving you the opportunity to share why you Believe in SickKids. We’ve created a video-sharing tool that is quick and easy to use. In fact, if you have a webcam you can create your video right on the website!
We’ve asked each person who creates a video to start by saying, “I Believe in SickKids because…” The videos should be no more than 30 seconds to 60 seconds long. For more details on creating your video, click here.
The best part about creating your video is that you can share it with your family and friends! You can post it to your page on Facebook, tweet it, send it to YouTube or email it to a friend. You can also watch the videos on the Foundation YouTube Channel.
Get started now! Share your reasons to Believe in SickKids.