No, we will not auto-cancel your donations. If you need to cancel your monthly donation, we ask that you contact SickKids directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-813-6166 ext. 1216.
Running a year-round telemarketing fundraising program requires an extensive amount of resources and expertise. Our telemarketing partner, Causeworx, helps us raise much-needed dollars for the highest priority needs of the Foundation. SickKids has been raising money through our telemarketing program since 2012 .
No, all data is encrypted in a compliant environment according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
For safety reasons, we do not allow our fundraisers to accept or carry cash donations. If you are interested in making a donation, please do so using our online donation form.
Our canvassers are equipped with PCI compliant, iPhone 4 handheld devices. It captures credit card information through a secure browser over a Virtual Private Network. The information is not stored on the device nor is it shared with anyone. It’s a safe and accurate way to acquire credit card information necessary for processing donations, and reduces administrative costs and human error.
No. SickKids adheres to the Imagine Canada guidelines. Our fundraisers are compensated with an hourly wage. To learn more about Imagine Canada and their standards, please visit http://www.imaginecanada.ca/.
Patients treated at SickKids come from different parts of Ontario and Canada. Some even come from other countries. The research and discoveries that happen at SickKids benefit children everywhere.
Canvassers work from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and occasionally Saturday. This is the time when most people are home.
Your donation directly supports SickKids Foundation to speedily deploy funds in the areas of most need, such as research, clinical advances and compassionate care. Donations help to enhance the care patients receive, provide outstanding learning opportunities for staff and future generations of health-care professionals, and fund groundbreaking research that will lead to new discoveries, treatments, and cures.
We are looking for donors who will stay with SickKids for a minimum of one year. Monthly donations can be downgraded, upgraded or cancelled at any time.
The focus of the program is to acquire long-term donors who provide a continual source of funding for the Hospital. However, we will accept one-time donations. Any donation is valued by SickKids.
Each week our map is updated with the towns/cities where canvassers are located. There may be locations not listed on the map due to last minute changes. Please check back tomorrow if you do not see your location on the map.
Fundraisers leave a bookmark with every business they visit. It includes important information about SickKids.
SickKids canvassers are compensated hourly. SickKids adheres to the Imagine Canada guidelines. To learn more about Imagine Canada and their standards, please visit http://www.imaginecanada.ca.
Yes, after a monthly donation is made, we call to verify and confirm your commitment to becoming a monthly donor. We want to make sure you’re comfortable with the details of your new monthly investment.
You can contact SickKids at 1-800-661-1083 or 416-813-6166.
SickKids provides each fundraiser with the following:
- ID badge with photo, full name and fundraiser ID #. (Trainees are given a “Professional Fundraiser Trainee” badge with no photo, full name or fundraiser ID #).
- SickKids branded bag containing a tablet.
- SickKids Patient Postcards (for monthly donations of $30 or more).
- SickKids Welcome Packages.
- SickKids Bookmarks.
- Weather permitting, SickKids branded winter jacket (optional), SickKids summer golf shirt (optional).
If further verification is required, you may contact TNI at 1-866-767-6464.
No, SickKids does not participate in street fundraising. Many other charities raise money through street fundraising. SickKids, however, is not one of them.
Yes. You will receive a tax receipt for one-time donations of $20 or more. Tax receipts for monthly donations are mailed in February.
Unfortunately SickKids turtles are not for sale. SickKids turtles are only given to patients at the Hospital.
New donors are given a Welcome Package, bookmark, and for donations over $30, a Turtle postcard. Also, any donation that involves a minimum of $30/month, allows SickKids to give a turtle to a child at the Hospital. Patient postcards are sent, plus, if you provide your email, you will receive our e-newsletters throughout the year.
SickKids is located in 2-3 malls each week across the GTA and Golden Horseshoe area. We also fundraise at Toronto events throughout the year, and some private sites.
SickKids has been raising money through our mall program since 2004.
Running a year-round mall fundraising program requires an extensive amount of resources and expertise. Our mall partner, Public Outreach Consultancy Inc., helps us raise much-needed dollars for the highest priority needs of the Foundation.
All donations collected through the mall program provide critical unrestricted funding to create impact where it’s needed most now, and where it’s needed next. Whether its funding research, clinical advances, or compassionate care, this is the best way for donors to assure the best possible outcomes for kids, everywhere, now and in the future.
Yes, canvassers have supplies of bookmarks with key information and our website address. Future donations can be made online for both one-time and monthly options.
Yes, SickKids has been fundraising Business-to-Business since 2009.
Monthly donors help support SickKids. Business-to-Business fundraising has proven to be an effective fundraising channel and helps us to meet our core commitments to the Hospital.
Running a year-round Business-to-Business fundraising program requires an extensive amount of resources and expertise. Our Business-to-Business partner, Globalfaces Direct, provides superior face-to-face fundraising services. They help us raise much needed dollars for the highest priority needs of the Foundation.
Business-to-Business fundraisers visit businesses Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
An email on SickKids letterhead is sent to the local police departments prior to our fundraisers visiting your neighbourhood.
Our overall Foundation cost per dollar is 28 per cent, which includes the Business-to-Business fundraising program. You can find more information in our annual report and financial statements. SickKids Foundation encourages transparency and accountability.
For safety reasons, we do not allow our canvassers to accept or carry cash donations. If you are interested in making a donation, please visit our online donation page to make a donation.
Business-to-Business fundraising is focused on acquiring long-term donors. You can fund the fight with a one-time donation by visiting our website, or by mailing in your donation. Cheques payable to SickKids Foundation can be mailed to: 525 University Avenue, 14th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 2L3. We value every donation we receive no matter the size.