In the spirit of the season, people at Sinai Health have come together with their colleagues to make a difference for others. Here are just a few of the initiatives that helped make the holiday season a little bit brighter for those in need across Toronto.
Business, Innovation and Development teamed up with Information Services and gathered items for a gift & toy drive to benefit women and families who are living at or have recently left shelters. They raised over $500 in cash as well as gift cards, movie tickets and a number of essentials and treats. Thanks to Ellie Cowan and Kristina Poldre for championing the collection!
Team members in the Fetal Medicine Unit collected donations for Share365, who collect the everyday items to help families make it through the year. Thanks to the team!
Every year, The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute collects warm winter clothing in support of Fred Victor. A big thanks to everyone who made it another successful year!
The Milk Prep Room and Milk Bank collected gently used or new baby clothes, toys, books, baby gear, and diapers in support of The New Mom Project. There was a great showing, and the team was able to gather a number of items that will provide marginalized families with basic baby necessities to get them off to a great and loving start.
For the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Section of Anatomic Pathology, this season is all about giving. The department conducted a food drive, benefiting The Daily Bread Food Bank – something that has become an annual event, dubbed as ““HistoPathology Annual Fund Drive””. For over 15 years, the department, (consisting of Administrative Assistants, Secretaries, Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians, Pathologist Assistants, Staff Pathologists, Fellows and Resident Pathologists), has been conducting the event, from Adopting a Family to Toy Drive and Food Drive.
And the Family Health Team went all out to lend a hand this year:
Really proud of my FHT for making 37 care bags filled with clothes, toiletries, and gift cards to help keep our #homeless population warm this winter. Advocacy! @SinaiHealth #SDOH pic.twitter.com/YAJWkqLDSB
— Bernard Ho (@bernarddho) December 17, 2019