Nurturing Newborns and Teaching Teens
LCBO’s Giving Back in Our Community Campaign supports children and youth to have bright futures.
This December, our community showed how warm and big their hearts are by contributing to LCBO’s Giving Back in Our Community campaign in support of Children’s Health Foundation. With another successful year, LCBO, its employees and customers raised $293,397, contributing to a lifetime giving total of $1,393,592 since 2000!
These much-needed funds will support our region’s most fragile infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Children’s Health Foundation is grateful for this generosity, which will help purchase specialized pieces of patient equipment such as a Giraffe OmniBed. This advanced, developmentally-supportive “microenvironment” is designed to provide a life-enhancing, warm and comfortable environment for premature infants like Liam, who was born three and a half months early and weighed only 1 lb 8 oz. Funds raised will also support a portion of a Transport Incubator, ensuring critically ill babies born at community hospitals are transported to Children’s Hospital safely.
In addition to supporting young babies, funds raised were also directed to the Impaired Minds Produce Actions Causing Trauma (!MPACT) Program. !MPACT is a comprehensive program that targets high school students to help them make informed decisions when facing issues that can lead to injury, such as drug and alcohol use and distracted driving.
“We are grateful to our regional supporters who fully embraced the spirit of giving during the holidays to benefit children and their families in their time of need. LCBO is a truly valued community leader and we are especially proud of the hard work and dedication of the LCBO employees who, this year, helped raise significant funds for children’s health,” expresses Sherri Bocchini, Chief Development Officer at Children’s Health Foundation.
Thank you to the LCBO management, employees and customers for your continued support of Children’s Health Foundation. You are helping kids in our region to reach their full potential!