Kirmac Collision and employees, you helped us raise a record-breaking $18.8 million for this year’s Miracle Weekend! When you support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Miracle Weekend, your contributions help take care of kids like Hans. A patient of the hospital since birth, Hans has a complex heart condition and depends on the lifesaving care and treatment provided at BC Children’s. In recognition of the partnership between Kirmac Collision and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we are pleased to share highlights of how Kirmac Collision has been acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to our hospital and the children of British Columbia.
Recognition for Kirmac Collision employees, customers and vendors:
Personal page on the BCCHF website - https://secure.bcchf.ca/ SuperheroPages/index.cfm?Event=Kirmac;
Invitation to Miracle Weekend Behind The Stethoscope hospital tour;
Miracle Weekend patient family attendance at 2015 Employee Banquet in May 2015;
Invitation to present cheque during Miracle Weekend telethon;
Framed certificates in celebration of $1 million milestone raised for head office and all Kirmac Collision locations, and all participating vendors;
Store visits by BCCHF staff members to thank and congratulate employees for reaching the $1 million milestone.
Claire Fox diabetes patient
Opportunity to utilize BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s “in support of” logo to promote Kirmac Collision’s partnership Displayed on corporate website, at stores and on various collateral
Store fundraising, employee donations, vendor donations and Kirmac Jeans Days! Thank you for all of the amazing year-round fundraising and for encouraging your employees, customers and vendors to participate in Kirmac Cares for Kids!
Giving Grace and Calym a Reason to Smile! You made Grace, and her brother Calym’s day, when they received a surprise parcel in the mail! Previous to receiving the generous gift, Grace had spent some time in the hospital to treat her kidney -related illness. Being gifted with a mini iPad definitely provided her great happiness.
Look Out Youtube, Hans is Making Videos! Hans is now officially a movie producer in the making! He and his parents, Jitesh and Cristine, had the honour of attending and speaking at the Kirmac Collision Employee Awards banquet in May. Hans also took on another role of ‘entertainer of the evening’ with his extraordinary dance moves! Kirmac gifted Hans with a Go-Pro video camera which was something he had wished for. Thank you for fulfilling Hans’ wish!
Recognition in honour of Kirmac Collision’s generosity to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is provided in a number of ways: Physical recognition
Recognition of Kirmac Collision’s cumulative giving on the Millennium Wall located in the Ambulatory Care Building at the hospital.
Print and/or online recognition
Listing in Miracle Weekend thank you ads in:
The Province, June 12, 2015 (circulation 866,600)
Speaking of Children, Summer 2015 issue (print circulation 61,200 / online circulation 8,600), including an article and photo on inside front-cover of magazine https://www.bcchf.ca/about-us/our-magazine/soc-summer-2015/
And posted on the bcchf.ca and miracleweekend.com website http://www.bcchf.ca/events/events-calendar/miracle-weekend/ from June 3, 2014 - June 2, 2015, our website received 1,211,252 page views.
Listing in the 2014-15 Annual Report to the Community http://www.bcchf.ca/about-us/annual-reports/annual-report-2015/
Danielle Hoult oncology patient
Twitter - May 23, Employee Banquet milestone announcement https://twitter.com/BCCHF/status/602325706975117312
Dollars raised by individuals and organizations, like Kirmac Collision, for Miracle Weekend make up a significant portion of funds provided to the hospital each year, ensuring the hospital is able to provide the lifesaving care and treatments required to care for BCâ€™s sickest children.
The majority of donations to Miracle Weekend are used to meet the hospital’s annual needs as part of the Excellence in Child Health Fund. Some of the donations recognized during the Miracle Weekend broadcast are directed to specific programs or activities that are not part of the hospital’s annual request. Other sources of revenue – lotteries, investment income, estate and planned gifts, direct response marketing and major gifts – make up the remainder of funds provided to the hospital.
The cost of fundraising is roughly 20 per cent, meaning over $0.80 of the undesignated dollar donated is used to support the activities of the hospital, research institute and Sunny Hill.
Mira Reid oncology patient
When you give to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Miracle Weekend, you support the Excellence in Child Health Fund which helps us buy specialized equipment, support health promotion and education, and fund other important activities at Children’s Hospital, the Child & Family Research Institute and Sunny Hill. While the funding needs of BC Children’s Hospital change every year, your contribution to the Excellence in Child Health Fund is guaranteed to go where it is needed the most. The enclosed report shares Casey’s journey, and how his care has been impacted by your generosity.
Casey Wright longtime patient
Thank you, Kirmac Collision, for your generous support of BC Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Your contributions not only ensures that we meet the diverse health needs of our patients, but that BC Childrenâ€™s Hospital remains the place where children and families know they can find the care they need, every day of the year. Thanks for giving children like Hans, Claire, Danielle, Casey and Jack the best chance for a healthy future.
Jack McMaster neurology patient