EllisDon Newfoundland, along with its sub-trades, consultants,
architects and suppliers donates $20,000 in toys to patients at the
Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre and $15,000 to the
Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation.
ST. JOHN'S, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - EllisDon Newfoundland, along with its
sub-trades, consultants, suppliers and architects have teamed up to
raise more than $20,000 worth of toys for the kids of Janeway
Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre. On Friday, December 20th at 10:00am, the EllisDon team along with Santa and his elves will hand
deliver toys to the more than 75 children staying at or getting
treatment from the hospital.
"EllisDon Newfoundland continues to be a company with deep roots in the
area", said Kevin Reptke, Sr. Project Manager. "Our team is made up of
Newfoundlanders that take personal pride in their community and want to
give back in any way they can," he says. "We are all a part of the
community so it is only natural we do whatever we can to give back."
Along with toys purchased for the children, the group will also donate
$15,000 to the Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation to help with
their continuous efforts in raising funds for kids throughout
Newfoundland and Labrador.
"It is gifts such as the toys donated by EllisDon that make the
transition to hospital life so much easier on our young Janeway
patients, which better allows our staff to provide the special care
they need and deserve - especially at this time of year," said Lynn
Sparkes, Executive Director of the Janeway Foundation. "Their generous
donation to the Foundation will also help provide more state-of-the-art
medical equipment, vital medical research and educational health
programs, so we can continue offering the best pediatric health care
possible to all our kids."
Amongst the toys purchased, 12 rocking chairs for the nursery and a home
theatre projector were at the top of the wish list. The group will also
hand-deliver four laptops for use in the hospital as well as
well-deserved coffee gift cards to each of the nurses on staff that
EllisDon opened its doors to the Newfoundland office in June 2011 and is
currently the General Contractor for five on-going projects in the
EllisDon is an employee-owned company delivering construction expertise
and services to clients throughout the world. Completing in excess of
$3.0 billion in new construction annually, EllisDon employs
approximately 1,400 people and has a presence in North America, as well
as offices in the Middle East. Incorporated in 1951, EllisDon has
distinguished itself through its people and its innovative practices.
Offering not only construction and project management services but now
a growing range of construction consulting services including ICT,
Building Information Modeling, Sustainable Building and Facilities
Management, EllisDon is behind some of the most exciting and innovative
projects in the world.
The Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable
organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the
Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital
projects; medical equipment; research and programs directly related to
the health and welfare of Newfoundland and Labrador children, while
promoting awareness of these needs.
SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
For further information:
Sr. Project Manager
709-237-9201 or 709-691-6561 (cell)
Manager, Corporate Development
Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation
709-777-4227 or 709-743-5196 (cell)