We can all be superheroes.

Each week, the Montreal Children's Hospital sees approximately 3,800 young patients with their families. Amongst them are some of the sickest children in the province. These children are superheroes. Their parents are too. But COVID-19 is here and we don’t want to take any risks. Today, you can become a superhero too. Offer a mask to help protect a child and their family!

United against COVID‑19

40,572
Masks
Goal
100,000

Together we can protect the families at the Children's.

Superheroes are brave. They do the right thing to help people in need. That's why the Children’s is asking everyone who visits the hospital to wear a mask. But for everyone to feel safe, we need many masks. Thousands of masks. By making a donation, you are supporting patients and their parents. You also help protect the community. The masks you offer...

  • are approved by the Montreal Children's Hospital as a means of reducing the spread of COVID‑19
  • come in sizes to fit little faces and adults ones too
  • are washable, made in Quebec, and can be reused outside of the hospital
  • help protect everyone
  • reassure children and families, some of whom cannot afford quality masks
  • make everyone look like superheroes (they're not scary to look at or to wear)

Our goal: 100,000 masks

Doctors have said it for a long time: a well-designed, well-fitting mask helps protect against the spread of COVID-19. Children's Foundation acted immediately, they didn't wait for a regulation to be imposed. And thanks to our campaign and the support of our donors, every parent and every child who comes to the hospital can now receive a free mask that helps to limit the risks. This reassures everyone—parents who are worried that their already-sick child will catch the virus and visitors who want to come to the hospital without fear of becoming vectors of transmission. The hospital is calling on you to donate so it can purchase 100,000 masks to meet the increased traffic expected in the coming months, as well as for families who cannot afford protection. Thank you for helping us make sure we have enough masks to distribute to everyone who absolutely needs them. Together, we can all become superheroes!

Help our superheroes!

Rachel, handle with care

When she was born, Rachel had a broken heart—an anomaly known as tricuspid atresia. She had a single ventricle, which only allowed blood to be pumped to the heart and lungs. She needed several high-risk surgeries so that the rest of her body could be supplied with life-sustaining blood. Thanks to the Children's team, Rachel is now able to grow, learn and play, within the limits of her capacities. Her stays at the hospital are frequent; the Children's has even become a second home for her and her family. Her parents are obviously very concerned about the added risks associated with COVID-19. Help us supply masks for Rachel and other vulnerable children like her.

Partners

The Children's Foundation would like to thank its Founding Partners for their support (donations of $25,000 and more each):

The Montreal Children’s Hospital

The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre is a tertiary care pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with McGill University. The MCH prides itself on providing patient and family centred care. What makes the Children's unique is the true spirit of the hospital—a wonderful blend of caring, innovation, uncompromising standards, and dedication to public service that has characterized the institution since the beginning. Over the years, the hospital has become known for its wealth of expertise in various fields, particularly cardiology and cardiac surgery, trauma care, neurology and neurosurgery.

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

The mission of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is to inspire and mobilize the community to support innovation in research, teaching and care at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the pediatric teaching hospital for McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, and pediatric research at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Since its inception in 1973, the Foundation has raised over $500 million, which has transformed the lives of sick children through innovative research and teaching projects, and cutting-edge care.