Rounding Up for the Kids
In over 30 years of fundraising for children’s hospitals, Save-On-Foods and our customers have donated more than $30 million. The largest portion of this fundraising occurs during Round-Up For Kids, which supports the following healthcare organizations:
- BC Children’s Hospital
- Alberta Children’s Hospital
- Stollery Children’s Hospital
- Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
You can participate by rounding up your grocery bill to the nearest dollar, or adding a $2 donation at self-checkout, during each of our 2022 campaign windows:
- March 17-30
- May 12-25
- Fall 2022 – dates TBA
The great thing about donating at your local Save-On-Foods is your donation will stay within your province.
BC Children’s Hospital
Save-On-Foods has supported BC Children’s Hospital since 1986. In 2007, the company pledged to raise $20 million to fund the hospital’s Child Health BC program, which makes healthcare accessible to kids around the province. With Save-On-Foods’ next $15 million donation, BC Children’s Hospital opened the country’s first in-hospital family immunization clinic with the goal of increasing immunization rates for children with complex medical needs in 2017. Currently, Save-On-Foods is more than $11 million into a new $15 million pledge that runs until the end of 2025 to support the hospital’s most urgently needed equipment and services. Through the Save-On-Foods Cares Urgent Equipment Fund, the company helps the hospital acquire the most urgently needed medical equipment that is vital to providing outstanding care to young patients across British Columbia.
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Save-On-Foods stores in southern Alberta support Alberta Children’s Hospital through a variety of in-store fundraisers and local initiatives driven by generous team members and customers. With a donation total of more than $400,000, Save-On-Foods has funded a variety of specialized pieces of medical equipment, allowing the experts at Alberta Children’s Hospital to provide the life-changing care they are known for. One of items Save-On-Foods’ donations have funded is a high frequency jet ventilator, which helps hundreds of young patients, some of whom have complex airway needs. Save-On-Foods also supported the launch of an innovative research program (brain-computer interface technology) that will enable the most severely disabled children to better interact with the world.
Stollery Children’s Hospital
For more than 20 years, Save-On-Foods’ Northern Alberta stores have supported Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation with annual fundraising drives ad in-store initiatives. Save-On-Foods’ donations, totaling more than $1,708,000, have funded a wide variety of initiatives, including Stollery’s award-winning Virtual Tour, which allows prospective patients to become familiar with the hospital property and its services from home; the renovation and expansion of Stollery’s emergency department; and urgently needed equipment. Most recently, Save-On-Foods’ donations have funded an urgently required vivid IQ ultrasound machine, which provides diagnostic visualization of heart function and blood flow.
Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation
Since opening its first store in Saskatchewan in 2016, Save-On-Foods has partnered with the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation to provide more than $196,000, including $25,000 that funded the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) serving all of Saskatchewan. Most recently, Save-On-Foods’ donations have funded a video laryngoscope, which helps the experts at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital visualize young patients’ vocal cords and airway structures and enable them to breathe better. Save-On-Foods’ funds support pediatric dialysis, pediatric trauma care, improving epilepsy services and increasing the capacity in the NICU.
Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
Since opening its first stores in Winnipeg in 2016, Save-On-Foods has donated an amazing $159,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, used toward the purchase of a neuro-endoscope, a vital signs monitor, and supporting the Child Life team, which advocates for patients and families, and provides support through play, education, and preparation for treatment and procedures.
Save-On-Foods and your provincial children’s hospital thank you for your continued support.