Empowered Employees for #Tech4SickKids

Empowered Employees for #Tech4SickKids supporting SickKids Foundation
SickKids Foundation

Where Your Donation Goes:

100% of the funds raised are donated to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The $25 million funds we raise are for a new hospital to support modern health-care solutions.  As we embark on one of the most innovative and transformative fields in medicine, our aging hospital is holding us back. That’s why your gift will support two key areas: to Build a New SickKids, which will include a state-of-the art Emergency Department and our Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids (AIM), an in-house hub to steer AI projects from lab to bedside. If child health is the root of lifelong health, data science must start here. Our goal with these funds is to build a modern new hospital equipped for data-driven care—predictive, proactive and personalized. We don’t want to have to wait for medical complications to arise. We want to see them coming.

Every founder starts a business with a mission to solve a problem and change the world in some small way. When starting our respective companies Quill and Willful, we both knew we wanted to build successful companies, but also ones with strong values and a commitment to giving back. Working with The SickKids Foundation over the past few years has baked purpose into our DNA. We saw firsthand the impact we were having on the lives of children and parents. We are so privileged and lucky to have a world class hospital in our own backyard and need to think of it as a community project if we want to maintain the current standards. It is a luxury not accessible to most parents and children around the globe. As we considered fundraising channels, we knew employees of tech companies have the capacity to make small donations that garner big results. We’re asking for your help in getting us closer to our goal - and even a dollar helps. Perhaps you’ll skip a coffee this week and donate the $4 to our campaign. Any amount will make a difference and it’s often small grassroots donations that compound into life-changing projects. In the famous words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” And in the spirit of those words, we are asking every tech employee in Canada to step up to support our mission in raising $25M for the SickKids Foundation by 2022. Our #Tech4SickKids Employee Matching Campaign’s combined goal is to raise a total of $1M by June 15th 2021 through employee donations. We are so grateful for your support!


Fatima Zaidi, Co-founder and CEO of Quill and Erin Bury, Co-founder and CEO of Willful

Process: To support our fundraising efforts, please make your charitable donation by clicking on the Donate Now button on the right. You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation, as 100% goes to helping children at SickKids hospital.