In early 2015, Funding Innovation started to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF), part of the Children’s Miracle Network. BC Children’s is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children. That means one million kids—including some of the sickest and most seriously injured—count on the hospital for specialized care they often can’t receive anywhere else. Last year, more than 96,000 patients visited the hospital—which not only includes its acute care centre, but also its research institute, mental health facility and rehabilitation centre.
During our first year, Funding Innovation raised a total of $8,057.35 in donation income for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. From those humble beginnings, the donation income generated through the program has grown exponentially. The big breakthrough came in late 2016 when Save-On-Foods agreed to host easels in 134 of their stores across Western Canada in support of the foundation. Easels supporting BCCHF can also be found in Dairy Queen stores across British Columbia. As of this May, 2021, we are thrilled to announce that we have now raised over $1 Million for BCCHF!
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Since 1982, BCCHF has been working to inspire people and communities to join their quest and raise the bar of children’s health care. The funds raised through the Art Easel Program are non-designated and can be used for the hospitals most urgent needs — from enabling new programs that deliver compassionate care tailored to the needs of children, to purchasing the latest innovations in equipment.
BC Children’s Hospital (BC Children’s) provides expert health care, including mental health care, for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia. Child development and rehabilitation is provided by Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, a program of BC Children’s.
In addition to providing specialized pediatric services — many of which are not available elsewhere in the province – BC Children’s is the province’s leading teaching and research facility for child health.