Tis the season…to be charitable!

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Besides getting to be part of an awesome team, full-time Infinite Skills employees are entitled to the Charitable Donation Program, which grants them up to $500 a year to donate to the charity of their choice through the company. This holiday season, Peter Ong, Product Development Manager at Infinite Skills, chose to make his charitable contribution to SickKids hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 3.24.46 PM“As a new parent, I see a whole new side of things related to kids. I am grateful that my son is healthy, so my donation to SickKids was made in the hopes that it would help find cures to improve the quality of life and get kids back on their feet so they can enjoy their childhood.” – Peter Ong

The Hospital for Sick Children, otherwise known as SickKids, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital, and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country. The hospital aims to improve children’s health by integrating care, research, and teaching.

The hospital is staffed with professionals from all health care and research disciplines. They provide the best in specialized and complex care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise, and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive, and sustainable child health system.

SickKids was started in the spring of 1875, when a group of Toronto women, led by Elizabeth McMaster, rented an 11-room house in downtown Toronto for $320 a year. They set up six iron cots and declared open a hospital “for the admission and treatment of all sick children.” On April 3, Maggie, a scalding victim, became the hospital’s first patient. Click here to continue reading about the history of SickKids hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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