Media Releases

Donation Brings Breastfeeding Room to New Children’s Hospital

A special space for moms and babies is coming to Saskatchewan’s new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital because of a generous gift over the holiday season. Once Upon a Child in Saskatoon has donated $25,000 for a Breastfeeding Room on the main floor of the new provincial children’s hospital, giving moms a dedicated and private area to breastfeed their babies in comfort.

With Statistics Canada reporting in 2011-12 that nearly 90% of mothers breastfed their babies, the cozy new space will be conveniently located near the elevators, lobby and child minding area for easy access.

“Saskatchewan families have been waiting a long time for this specialized facility to open its doors,” said Lorie and Cory Henderson, franchise owners for Once Upon a Child, which buys and sells gently used children’s clothing, toys, furniture and equipment.  “We are humbled to be a part of building Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital to help bring a comfortable environment to mothers and families.   

“It is incredibly important that Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital be an inclusive, family-friendly and supportive environment,” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are genuinely grateful for this heartfelt gift from Once Upon a Child that will help keep new moms happy and healthy while giving their babies the best start possible.”

To donate to the capital campaign for the new hospital, please visit:

Every Dollar Helps

Thank you for supporting Saskatchewan kids, moms, and families with your gift.

Brenda Merasty
Ian McArthur
Angela Sandomirsky
Lorna Sandberg
Dawsco Services Ltd.
Amanda Loewy
Angela Sandomirsky
Evan Cui
Jennifer Preiss
Todd Hundseth
Bradley Klein
Joe & Katelyn Zimmer
Bethany Remus
Rack Attack
Denise Bonin
Quantum Processing Ltd.
Claude Martine
Robert and Donna Baragar
Jennifer Flegel
Deere Acres Inc.
Shandi Boser
Bill & Michele Easton
Devon Mercure
Gerard Rieger
Raelyn Strutt
Bo Sun
Art Extract