TORONTO — Chelsea Hotel, Toronto recently presented a cheque for $100,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as part of SickKids Foundation’s Donor of the Week program.
“The ability to ‘give back’ to the community is not only an important philosophy of the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, it is something the hotel practices every day. We are not only willing to go above and beyond to bring comfort to our guests, but also to bring comfort to families in need in the local community in which we operate,” said Josef Ebner, Regional Vice President – Canada & Managing Director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.
He adds: “It is our hope to not only increase awareness for SickKids, but to continue to raise much needed funds to help those children in their care.”
For the past 17 years the annual Chelsea Charity Golf Classic has raised funds and awareness for charity and this year’s event will once again support AboutKidsHealth.
Chelsea Hotel has donated $500,000 in support of AboutKidsHealth since 2013. AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ health education resource for children, youth and caregivers that empowers families to become a partner in their own health care by equipping them with reliable, evidence-based health information that is easy to understand and immediately available, regardless of where they are in Canada or the world.
Chelsea Hotel has committed to raise another $500,000 over the next five years in support of the SickKids VS Limits campaign, bringing their total commitment to the campaign to over $1 million. As a result of their pledge of $1 million total, the hotel is designated a Catalyst Donor.
“We are incredibly grateful for the continued leadership and generous support of Chelsea Hotel, Toronto,” said Adam Starkman, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation. “Their contributions will help SickKids continue to invest in important educational resources like AboutKidsHealth and build a renewed, re-imagined SickKids with cutting-edge operating suites, more room for families and more room for the innovative technologies that will deliver better outcomes for children in Canada and around the world.”