CDW Canada helps deliver holiday joy to kids at The Hospital for Sick Children with donations

CDW Canada coworkers present a cheque to SickKids Development Associate, Jennifer Frew, to benefit the Children's Miracle Network in support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). From left to right: Jennifer Frew, Jackie Macera, Julie Clivio and Lynne Ivanovich. (CNW Group/CDW Canada Inc.)

Coworkers give back to the community via annual fundraising efforts

ETOBICOKE, ON, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - This holiday season, CDW Canada, a leading provider of technology solutions for Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors, is proud to announce it is donating more than $28,000 to Children's Miracle Network in support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The company's donations are a direct result of various fundraising initiatives.

As part of their annual holiday campaign efforts, CDW Canada coworkers raised funds and donated new toys to help spread holiday cheer to children undergoing treatment at the hospital.

"As we enjoy the holidays at home with our loved ones, we are reminded that there are children who will be spending the holidays in hospital.  CDW Canada coworkers hope this contribution helps make the season a bit brighter for these children and their families," said Mary Ann Yule, Vice President and General Manager, CDW Canada.

During an award presentation Thursday, CDW Canada was pleased to present SickKids Foundation with a cheque for its monetary donation, all in support of the SickKids mandate of delivering and maintaining an enhanced level of care for patients, families, doctors and staff.  The toys collected from CDW Canada's annual toy drive were also delivered to the hospital for SickKids' patients to enjoy this holiday season.

"Every day at SickKids we improve the lives of children and their families through ground-breaking research, care and learning. The generous support of donors like CDW Canada is what allows us to make this happen," said Adrian Horwood, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at SickKids Foundation. "CDW Canada's commitment to support this critical and life-saving work will truly help improve lives of patients at SickKids and allow us to continue to be a world leader in children's health."

CDW Canada has been a proud supporter of SickKids for the past four years.

About CDW Canada
CDW Canada Inc. (http://www.cdw.ca/) is a leading provider of technology solutions for organizations in the public and private sectors. As a trusted advisor for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), CDW Canada provides a single destination for organizations to research, inquire or purchase virtually any technology solution that they require. Customers benefit from one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers who are backed by a team of highly certified IT specialists. Through successful partnerships with more than 350 leading technology manufacturers, CDW Canada draws from a comprehensive selection of 160,000 technology products to help customers find the best technology to meet their unique business needs.  Headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario, CDW Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW Corporation, ranked No. 270 on the FORTUNE 500. In 2012, CDW Canada ranked #28 on Best Workplaces in Canada.

SOURCE CDW Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "CDW Canada coworkers present a cheque to SickKids Development Associate, Jennifer Frew, to benefit the Children's Miracle Network in support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). From left to right: Jennifer Frew, Jackie Macera, Julie Clivio and Lynne Ivanovich. (CNW Group/CDW Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131223_C6348_PHOTO_EN_35225.jpg

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