TORONTO, March 24, 2020 /CNW/ - SickKids Foundation thanks The Shawn Mendes Foundation for a donation of $175,000 this week that has enabled the purchase of needed equipment and supplies for COVID-19 preparedness at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). With this generous donation, The Shawn Mendes Foundation is helping to support the readiness of SickKids and its community during this time of emergency measures and increased cost pressures.
"We are so grateful to Shawn and The Shawn Mendes Foundation for their continued support of SickKids Foundation and our hospital here in Toronto," said Ted Garrard, Chief Executive Officer, SickKids Foundation. "This generous and timely donation will assist our hospital with increased efforts in prevention and screening of COVID-19."
SickKids is a world leader in paediatric health and values the continued support and dedication of our community to ensuring the hospital provides the best care possible for children and their families. Donations, like this one from The Shawn Mendes Foundation, enable SickKids to continue to provide the most efficient care to its patients, families, staff and community during this rapidly evolving time.
"Through The Shawn Mendes Foundation, we have been working to find ways to best support the COVID-19 crisis. By making this donation to SickKids, we hope to help provide support in the urgent screening and prevention of COVID-19 for their patients and the surrounding community of Toronto. For the next month, we will be directing all donations to The Shawn Mendes Foundation to go towards additional efforts by SickKids, as well as efforts being made internationally by the World Health Organization COVID-19 Response Fund," said Shawn Mendes.
For information about The Shawn Mendes Foundation, including how fans can donate and share their support, please visit ShawnMendesFoundation.org.
General donations to SickKids can be made at SickKidsFoundation.com. Funds will be used for the highest priority needs of the hospital which include measures for COVID-19 preparedness and research.
About The Shawn Mendes Foundation
Inspire. Empower. Act. The Shawn Mendes Foundation seeks to inspire Shawn's audience—the youth generation of today—to learn about those causes that they are passionate about, and help empower them to use the voice they have to bring change to the world by taking action & giving back. For more information, please visit ShawnMendesFoundation.org.
About SickKids Foundation
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions. Thanks to the generosity of the community, and as a result of a record-breaking year in fundraising, SickKids Foundation generated an unprecedented $159 million for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information, please visit sickkidsfoundation.com.
SOURCE SickKids Foundation
For further information: Sandra Chiovitti, SickKids Foundation, 416-553-4198, [email protected]