Calling someone just to say hi, buying a stranger a coffee or holding the door open for someone are some of the little things that can make someone’s day brighter. That’s the spirit of TD’s twentieth annual “When you give a little, they get a lot” campaign for Children’s Miracle Network. For one month, starting today, TD employees across the country, including those in the Hamilton region will come together with customers to host local fundraisers in support of regional children’s hospitals across Canada like McMaster Children’s Hospital.
“Just about each and every one of us either has had a direct connection to a children’s hospital or knows someone who has – and that’s what makes this campaign so important to TD employees and customers,” said Tim Hockey, President and CEO, TD Canada Trust. “For 20 years, we’ve been proud to support Children’s Miracle Network, and this year we hope to inspire even more Canadians to do the same – it often takes just a little to make a great impact.”
Last year at McMaster Children’s Hospital:
- 5,177 surgeries were performed
- 654 children were admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- 1,033 babies were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- There were 39,265 visits to the dedicated pediatric emergency department
This year, TD employees in Hamilton will participate in the campaign by doing one great thing whether big or small for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, such as raising funds through baseball tournaments and jelly-bean-guessing contests, or hosting barbeques and in-branch activities – because regardless of the size of your contribution, the impact is significant. Throughout June, TD customers in Hamilton can also get involved by making donations at their local TD Canada Trust branch. Canadians are encouraged to join the Twitter conversation by following @TD_Canada, @CMNCanada and #TDKids.
Funds raised for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation will support the purchase of essential medical equipment and technology, and enable investments in research and education at McMaster Children’s Hospital, its programs and services at the Chedoke site and the new McMaster Children’s Health Centre. To date, close to $60 million has been raised for the Children’s Miracle Network by TD customers and employees.