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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

November 21, 2012

A meaningful way to give.

Nearly 300 children will be in hospital over the holidays this year. SickKids makes it a home away from home by decking the halls with twinkling lights and festive trees. Even Santa pays a visit.

We wouldn't be able to bring this holiday magic to SickKids without the help and support of our community and corporate partners. This year, you can help make SickKids a little brighter for patients and their families by taking advantage of some of our festive shopping opportunities.

Together We Will make holiday wishes come true.

SickKids Get Better Gifts
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This holiday season, give the gift that gives twice with a SickKids Get Better Gift. A Get Better Gift is a way to give friends and family meaningful gifts, while also giving to SickKids and supporting the patients, families and work of the hospital. With a full range of gift values, you’ll find something for everyone on your list.

SickKids Holiday Greeting Cards
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Send your warm wishes this year with one of our uniquely designed cards. Create your own customized message with the option to add your logo. Cards available by donation and tax receipts will be provided.

To order your holiday greeting cards today, please contact us at greetingcard@sickkidsfoundation.com or at 416-813-7350.

View our greeting card options online.

SMILE Program
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This holiday season, give the gift of a smile by acknowledging a special SickKids staff member through the SMILE program. The SMILE program supports the Staff Professional Development Fund and highest priority needs at SickKids.

Sponsor-A-Family
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SickKids is happy to invite you to support SickKids patients and their families through the Sponsor-A-Family holiday assistance program. The program matches you with a family in need – giving you an opportunity to provide a memorable and personalized holiday hamper filled with items to assist them throughout the holidays.

Williams-Sonoma
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On November 10, 2013, Williams-Sonoma Inc. brands launched its fourth annual holiday fundraising campaign to raise money for SickKids. Visit any Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm stores across Ontario and add a donation to your purchase. Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm will also sell select holiday items, with proceeds going to the participating hospital foundations.

LCBO
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Support SickKids during the LCBO's "Giving Back in Our Community" holiday campaign from December 1 through to January 4, 2014 by making a donation at LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters.

Creative Fundraisers
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Creative Fundraisers shares SickKids vision: Healthier Children. A Better World. They are making a difference this holiday season by generously donating 20 per cent of all artwork sales. Their artwork ranges from the Group of Seven and a variety of other famous artists to an expansive sports collection - a perfect addition to any home or office.

Swarovski
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Add something that sparkles to your tree this year. At the Swarovski store in Yorkdale Shopping Centre, you can purchase a special ornament kit for $20. Bedazzle it yourself at home or join in a Swarovski workshop to decorate your ornament every Saturday from November 24 to December 22. Also in Swarovski stores across Canada every day until supplies run out, you can purchase and personalize a $2 gift tag ornament to add to the holiday tree in store. Proceeds will benefit SickKids.

Tommy Hilfiger Canada
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Visit your local Tommy Hilfiger Canada store location between November 11 and December 8 and add a donation to your purchase at the register in support of SickKids. Throughout the four-week long campaign, each location will also hold special events in an effort to raise additional funds for this inaugural national campaign.

Marriott Hotels of Canada
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As a long-time supporter of SickKids through its partnership with Children's Miracle Network, Marriott Hotels of Canada has launched "Miracle Nights", a new holiday campaign where guests will have an opportunity to add a donation to their hotel bill to support life-saving research, education and care programs at SickKids.

Miracle Nights will be running from November through to December 15 at the following properties:

  • Toronto Airport Marriott
  • Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton's Centre
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Muskoka Wharf
  • Courtyard Downtown Toronto by Marriott

Bangkok Garden
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Acclaimed as one of North America's premier Thai restaurants, Bangkok Garden serves authentic Thai food and has been a long-time supporter of SickKids Foundation. This holiday season, Bangkok Garden will donate $1.00 from every appetizer sold in the new bar along with 5% of all gift card sales to SickKids Foundation.

Peter & Paul's Gift Baskets
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Unique and boutique gifting solutions for the holiday season or any occasion, Peter & Paul's offers a wide array of luxurious corporate and personal gift baskets with the option of adding wine or champagne for that extra-special touch. For all specially marked baskets, Peter and Paul's will donate 10 per cent of the sale price to SickKids.

Destingo Restaurant
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Destingo Restaurant wants their customers to enjoy excellent Italian cuisine all day, every day with their family and friends this holiday season. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and will be donating 5 per cent of every bill during the month of December to SickKids.

SPiN Toronto
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SPiN Toronto is the city's premier ping pong social club, a place where people of all shapes, sizes, colours and backgrounds come together at the intersection of music, art, food, drink and sport. SPiN firmly believes in building strong communities and are proud to support SickKids. When you visit SPiN this holiday season, add a donation to your table rental in support of SickKids.

Long & McQuade
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Long & McQuade believes in the healing power of music. Customers who make a donation to SickKids of $1 or more during the holiday season will receive a $5 coupon towards any musical instrument rental from January 1 to December 31, 2014. Specialty gift card boxes in support of SickKids are also available.

Serli & Siroan
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For over three generations, Serli & Siroan Fine Jewellers has been providing exceptional artisanship suited for those who appreciate exquisite jewellery. In their Yorkville location, Serli & Siroan is generously donating 10 per cent of all store sales on December 21 and 22, 2013 to the Centre for Brain and Mental Health.

Moms to Be... And More
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You can support families at SickKids this holiday season by shopping at Toronto's largest baby boutique. Moms to Be... And More will donate a percentage of sales from all Baby Bjorn, Uppababy, Natart and Britax products to SickKids.

ELK 710 Inc.
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ELK710.com is a Canadian online retailer offering upscale jewellery and accessories for kids, women and men. This holiday season, they are generously donating 5 per cent of all children's jewellery sales from December 1 to 31. Shipping is free within Canada and the U.S.

Playmobil
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Add a smile to the children on your Christmas list this year. At the Playmobil corporate retail store located in Mississauga, receive a free gift with purchase while supplies last and other in store promotional offers and help us support families at SickKids this holiday season. With every in store donation you will be contributing to Playmobil's toy drive campaign to benefit SickKids.

GNC
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At GNC we share SickKids vision “Healthier Children. A Better World”. Make a difference by visiting your local GNC store in any Ontario location between November 22 and January 4 and add a donation to your purchase at the register in support of SickKids.

Gymboree Play & Music
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At Gymboree Play & Music, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships. Gymboree programs are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. Our classes also help you learn about your child -- how to participate in and encourage his or her development -- while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together. At Gymboree Play & Music gifting and playing go hand in hand. Donate $5 or more to SickKids and receive $25 off your enrollment* PLUS $25 in Gymbucks to use at the Gymboree Retail clothing store. *until December 31, 2013.

Holiday Television Special
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Believing in Heroes takes viewers on a journey following some of the bravest and most courageous children and families that have relied on SickKids for its world-class care. Join us with your family on Saturday, December 21 at 8 a.m. on CTV for an inspiring morning of heroism and inspiration.

Radiothon
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NEWSTALK 1010 will broadcast live from SickKids on Wednesday, December 18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to tune in and be moved as you listen to patients and staff share their stories about spending the holidays in the hospital.

SickKids in the Malls
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Be sure to visit one of our SickKids representatives located in malls across the GTA this holiday season. If you are travelling during the holidays, you can also visit a SickKids representative at Toronto Pearson Airport in Terminal 1 at Gate D22.

SickKids Door-to-Door Program
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A SickKids door-to-door canvasser may be in your neighbourhood this holiday season discussing the Miracle Club and how you can get involved. Funds raised through our monthly giving program support life-changing care, research and learning.