It Makes ‘Cents’ – Pennies Care Campaign Launched by QEH Foundation (PEI)

“Find a penny, pick it up…” and bring it into the QEH Foundation office. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation is asking Islanders to donate their pennies to help purchase a new pediatric crib to help their littlest patients.

“With the penny being phased out of production this fall, we’re hoping Islanders will think about their hospital and donate their pennies,” says Foundation Executive Director, Barb Dunphy-Gotell. “We are hoping to fill this crib with pennies so a new one can be purchased for the pediatric department.”

“During peak times, especially when infections are high, we don’t have enough cribs to comfortably accommodate the children in our pediatric unit,” say Pam Burey, Nurse Manager of the Pediatric Unit.  “We have on occasion had to use the older crib but it is now a priority for our department to have it replaced. The cost is approximately $9,000 so we are hoping that through this penny campaign we will be able to purchase a new one.”

To donate, please drop your pennies to any credit union location across PEI prior to May 26th, or to the QEH Foundation office, located on the main level of the QEH. For more information, please call (902) 894-2425. The QEH Foundation raises funds for medical equipment to ensure the QEH family can provide the best health care possible for our friends and family.