Canada’s largest hotel, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is a strong supporter of the SickKids Foundation and yesterday (Sept. 27) presented the organization with a cheque for $100,000.
“The ability to ‘give back’ to the community is not only an important philosophy of the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, but 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. 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,” said Josef Ebner, regional vice-president, Canada, and managing director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.
For the past 15 years, the annual Chelsea Charity Golf Classic has raised funds and awareness for charity and this year’s event will support AboutKidsHealth.ca – a 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.
In 2014, Chelsea Hotel announced a new partnership with SickKids Foundation as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts. The hotel committed to a five-year fundraising plan with a goal of $500,000 over five years to support Ages and Stages, an online information portal on the AboutKidsHealth website offering resources for parents about child development and common health issues.