Frequently Asked Questions about SickKids Foundation
How do I make a donation?
Donations can be made in three ways - Cash Donations, Cheque Donations or Online Donations:
Visit us at our SickKids Foundation office:
525 University Avenue
Our hours of operation are from Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Phone: 416-813-6166 or 1.800.651.5825.
Cheques can be made payable to SickKids Foundation. Our mailing address is:
525 University Avenue
Make a donation online: Donate Now
The cost of processing an online donation is 50% less than the cost of processing donations made by any other method. More of your donation dollars go towards supporting the things that really matter when you donate online.
What is SickKids Foundation's Charitable Business Number?
Our Charitable Business Number is: 10808 4419 RR0001
What can I do to easily update my donor information with you?
If you would like to update your name, address, phone number or you would like to update your credit card or banking information for your monthly gift, please contact us by telephone at 416.813.7992 and let us know your changes.
What is the business and legal name of the Foundation?
For the purposes of charitable giving, the business name of the Foundation is "SickKids Foundation" and the legal name is "The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation".
Will SickKids Foundation send out cards in honour or in memory of an individual?
Yes. Our donors often give in memory or in honour of their friends and loved ones. When a donation is made we send out a card to the family or individual that is being honoured, acknowledging your generous donation. Visit our Tribute Page for more information.
When an In Memory or In honour gift is made, is the amount of the donation disclosed?
No. This information is kept strictly confidential unless the donor instructs us otherwise.
I would like to make a Gift-In-Kind to SickKids Foundation. Where can I get more information?
Gifts-In-Kind to SickKids Foundation can help to raise funds through prize draws, live and silent auctions, SickKids Auctions on eBay, and many other different ways. Beneficial items for fundraising purposes include: Electronics, new teddy bears, toys and games, sporting event or concert tickets, gift certificates, and SickKids branded materials. Read our Gift-In-Kind Guidelines for more information.
I would like to donate toys or other materials to directly benefit the children at the hospital. Who do I contact for these donation?
Do you combine gifts made during our lifetime and that received from our estate towards named endowment funds and for recognition purposes?
Yes. Many donors establish named endowment funds during their lifetime, but fund some or all the committed amount through future giving. These endowments are considered gifts in perpetuity, along with those that are fully established during the donor's lifetime. Your family may also choose to continue receiving updates and contribute towards these endowments. SickKids acknowledges cumulative lifetime and future gifts for purposes of naming, inscription on our Donor Hall of Honour and listing in the annual report and through other forms of recognition.
How will gift planning affect the taxes on my estate?
Through careful planning, it is possible to eliminate all taxes owed by your estate. Instead of paying the government, you can choose to make a significant gift to help SickKids without compromising your family's financial security.
What is your monthly donor giving program?
By donating through our Miracle Club Monthly Giving program you are making a thoughtful and lasting investment in SickKids. This program allows you to donate on a monthly basis and shows your continuous dedication towards improving our children's health. There are two payment options - credit card or withdrawals from your chequing account.
When will I receive my tax receipt for my monthly gifts?
Your receipt for this tax year will be mailed to you no later than the end of each February in the following year.
Why are you raising funds through direct dialogue?
We are aware that our donors give through various mediums. Some of our donors are more comfortable giving through the mail or at an event while others would prefer to be contacted by phone or in person. Our Direct Dialogue program is a respectful face to face interaction with individuals who have expressed an interest in SickKids. We have confidence that this program will assist us in raising funds so the hospital can improve the lives of the children in Canada and around the world.