Since 2013, the Kingston Farm Boy has been supporting the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) by hosting fundraising events each year. This year, UHKF received $7,932. As in previous years, the proceeds have been directed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).
Since the store opened in 2013, the Kingston Farm Boy has made a total gift of $27,885 through their fundraising events: the Charity Coupon Book and Charity Cookie Sale. Farm Boy, across Ontario, values the quality of life for the people in each community. Since their beginning in 1981, Farm Boy has donated more than $1.2 million to local hospitals and non-profits.
“Our customers know that ensuring the health and well-being of our children is one of the most basic and important things we can do together. Supporting the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, and the hospitals it raises support for is something we’re proud of and our customers have been a big part of that,” says Jeff York, co-CEO of Farm Boy.
The NICU at the KGH site of KHSC is the only high-risk obstetrical centre for southeastern Ontario. KHSC cares for fragile newborns from Kingston, our region and beyond, and helps more than 400 newborns each year. This donation will make a big difference for some of the hospitals tiniest of patients and their families.
“We are so thankful for the support we have received from Farm Boy since they opened their Kingston location several years ago,” says Kerri-Lee Bisonette, Program Manager of Pediatrics/NICU at KHSC. “Donations like the one announced today ensure we have the important equipment at our fingertips that allow us to continually provide high-quality care for our smallest patients.”
“Thank you to Farm Boy from all of us at UHKF and the hundreds of tiny patients at the neonatal unit at KHSC’s KGH site that will be helped by your support,” – Denise Cumming, President and CEO, UHKF