Globalfaces Direct Helps The Hospital for Sick Children Form New B2B Fundraising Partnerships Throughout Toronto, OntarioApril 1, 2016
When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their entire life is put on pause. Laughing and playing with their family and friends, paused. Birthday parties, paused. Creating holiday memories, paused. Last year The Hospital for Sick Children, often known as SickKids, met with more than 40 patients and their families whose lives had been paused by an illness. This year the not-for-profit charity wants to share their stories of triumph and hope, and Globalfaces Direct wants to help SickKids share these stories in ways that encourage longterm support from new businesses partnerships.
SickKids is a world-renown children’s hospital on University Avenue in the Discover District of Toronto. It’s serves as a teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto. It’s the world’s second-largest hospital-based paediatric research facility. SickKids has been saving young lives since 1875.
Medical treatments at SickKids are often funded by Canadian health insurance, yet philanthropy is a vital source of funding that impacts infrastructure and support for physicians, researchers and scientists. Financial support from individual donors and business partnerships also helps The Foundation maintains the Herbie Fund for patients not covered by Canadian health insurance. The fund was established in 1979 to provide for the treatment of Herbie Quiñones, a seven-month-old patient from Brooklyn, New York. Philanthropy accounted for $72.1 million of critical funding, last year.
Globalfaces Direct has partnered with SickKids to provide B2B acquisition strategy, technology and support. We aim to reach Toronto-based healthcare businesses to build awareness and to foster longterm giving. We strive to form philanthropic partnerships with businesses to ensure ongoing support.
By November of this year, we’ve produced 15 fundraisers that have positively impacted SickKids’ philanthropy goals. These fundraisers not only help the charity build critical partnerships with local businesses, they create new opportunities to acquire interested and qualified longterm monthly donors.
“It’s a brand new initiative for us, said Globalfaces Direct VP Operations Matthew Davison. “With our technology we ensured the donor was in constant contact with a fundraiser or verification agent while keeping their payment information secure and out of reach from anyone but the charity.”
By giving to SickKids, donors learn that they can help unpause the lives of sick children and their families at SickKids. They have the opportunity to learn about Charlize’s story and Finlay’s story and Kael’s story and countless other stories of lives that have been unparsed, thanks to innovative care.
Learn more about SickKids Foundation at http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com. Discover The Hospital for Sick Children at http://www.sickkids.ca.
Globalfaces Direct is Canada’s top face-to-face fundraising partner to international charities, such as Canadian Red Cross, Plan Canada and SickKids Foundation. We provide exclusive fundraising services that help charities make the most out of donor acquisition, including small sample testing, realtime donor analytics and ongoing support services. Need local b2b fundraising expertise? Contact us or call us toll-free: 1-877-688-3384.