November 22, 2018

9 of the Sweetest Feel-Good Gifts for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, there’s never been an easier way to find a meaningful gift for everyone on your list.

The 5th annual Making Spirits Bright Holiday Giving catalogue launches next week in honour of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. This year’s catalogue features nine carefully selected items, including feel good moments for kids in hospitals and shares in infant warmers.

“The people of Saskatchewan help make the season bright through their gifts to our children and families,” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. “When shopping this year, please consider directing a part of your gift budget to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation’s holiday giving program as the need for immediate maternal and pediatric equipment never ends. This is a time when every child and mom-to-be could use a little gift of hope!”

Saskatchewan’s Pediatric Transport Team at work

Last year, hundreds of donors across the province raised over $64,000 for urgent maternal and pediatric needs, including a Transcranial Doppler Transducer to monitor blood flow the brain and provide treatment options never before available in Canada. You also helped support a handheld, wireless iSTAT monitor to provide real-time blood work and evaluation en route with Saskatchewan’s busy Pediatric Transport Team.

The Making Spirits Bright campaign runs until December 31st with 100% of your gift supporting children and families right here in Saskatchewan. Each gift comes with a free customizable e-card.

Preview our gift catalogue below to find a gift that really matters for the loved ones on our holiday 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.



Bring joy to kids in hospital…

Kids in Acute Care Pediatrics count the number of sleeps until the next Family Bingo Night. Your gift will support this game night which is the highlight of the week for many, giving kids a chance to forget about their health challenges.



Protect the lungs of newborn babies…

When tiny patients need resuscitation, traditional techniques risk damaging their delicate respiratory systems. A new infant resuscitator, sized perfectly for premature babies, will protect vulnerable lungs from further injury or damage.



Solve pediatric sleep disorders…

New portable respiratory sleep monitors for the only sleep study program in central and northern Saskatchewan will help treat kids with sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can affect brain development and in serious cases lead to heart failure.



Keep new babies warm…

Newborn babies need help keeping warm. An infant warmer for Maternal Services will provide warmth and comfort to premature and full-term babies, ensuring they have the best start possible and allowing them to return home more quickly.



Help kids cope with hearing loss…

You can provide a critically needed audiometer for the new Multidisciplinary Viewing room and SPARC Therapy Room at Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. This important space will provide auditory-verbal therapy and rehab services for children as young as newborns all the way up to teenagers.



Give the gift of speech…

Your gift will give tablets, eye gaze and head-mouse technology to supplement or replace speech and writing for Saskatchewan children with brain injury, cerebral palsy, or degenerative disorders.



Give the gift of vision…

A new microscope for Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital will allow surgeons to see the smallest anatomical details to provide world-class microsurgery to children with eye disorders, cataracts and eye trauma.



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