November 24, 2017

9 Easy Ways to Help Kids and Families This Holiday Season

The Making Spirits Bright Holiday Giving catalogue officially launches November 28th on Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving first started in 2012.

Now in its fourth year, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation has compiled an online catalogue of nine meaningful items for kids and families in need in hospital this holiday season. This year’s items include art supplies, modular climbing equipment, shares in fetal heart monitors, and the opportunity to send kids with congenital heart conditions to camp. You can also have your gift doubled by CP when you give a gift to help build a cardiology centre in our new children’s hospital.

“Shopping the Making Spirits Bright Holiday Giving catalogue is such an easy way to give a gift from the heart for just about anyone on your list,” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Rather than worrying about returns or fighting the crowds at the mall, your gift can making a real and lasting impact for children and mothers who need our help this holiday season.”

With the help of donors like you across Saskatchewan, over $40,000 was raised last year to help purchase toys and teaching tools, fetal heart monitors, and “no pokes” respiratory support for children in respiratory distress.

The 4th Annual Making Spirits Bright Campaign runs until December 31st with 100% of your gift staying right here at home to help Saskatchewan kids and families. All gifts come with a free customizable e-card.

Here is the preview of our gift catalogue with inspired items for the loved ones on your shopping list.

Give where needed most…

Put your gift to the best use possible by supporting the most critical maternal and pediatric needs facing our province’s children, moms, and families. Make your gift monthly for even greater impact and receive a cumulative tax receipt issued annually.


With CP’s support, bring heart care closer to home…

With our children’s hospital set to open in 2019, we need your help now more than ever, to ensure the right equipment and enhancements will be in place to create a provincial cardiology centre for Saskatchewan children. Through CP has Heart and the 2018 CP Women’s Open in Regina, CP has named us the tournament’s beneficiary and will generously match your donation towards a dedicated cardiology space in the Pediatric Outpatients Clinic.


Help kids feel better…

The perfect feel good gift for kids in hospital! Your donation will fund supplies for hair stylists and estheticians to visit children in hospital weekly, boosting morale and making them feel more like themselves again. Your gift will help make this new program come to life!


Bring art supplies to kids in hospital

Provide art supplies to pediatric departments in Saskatoon and Regina, giving children in hospital the opportunity to work one-on-one with art therapists for creative expression and an escape from their medical problems.


Heal pediatric brain injuries…

Over 20% of children admitted to Saskatchewan’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit have central nervous system injuries or neurological complications. Help purchase a Transcranial Doppler Transducer which monitors blood flow to the brain and provides a range of treatment options never available before in Canada.


Help kids move and explore…

Provide modular climbing equipment, indoor play structures, and special mobility devices for Saskatchewan kids at significant risk for development, cognitive, and physical challenges.


Make every second count…

With just 2-3 drops of blood, a handheld, wireless iSTAT monitor provides real-time blood work and lab evaluation en route with Saskatchewan’s busy Pediatric Transport Team. When a young patient’s condition changes quickly, this caring team has the right data at their fingertips for the over 550 trips made every year.


Give peace of mind to new moms…

Our maternal department provides care for around 5.600 mothers and their babies each year. Fetal heart monitors are needed to track the heart rate of baby, so health care providers can tell if baby is doing well or is in distress.


Send a kid to heart camp…

Your gift will send a Saskatchewan child with a congenital heart defect to a groundbreaking week-long pediatric heart day camp. Targeted to kids aged 7-15, this camp investigates physical activity, nutrition, and mental health in a fun atmosphere all while helping develop a Canada-wide pediatric cardiac management program .


Our 4th Annual Making Spirits Bright Campaign runs until December 31st. Shop our gift catalogue online to purchase a meaningful gift for the loved ones on your shopping list.

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