It may be the most well-dressed fundraiser in Edmonton.
The Style for Stollery fashion show at Southgate Mall on Sunday was part of a local campaign to raise funds for family-centred care at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
“We’re raising money and awareness to the number of emergency visits that come to the Stollery and we’re raising money to provide comfort items for those families who come,” Mike House, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO and president, said.
The aim for Style for Stollery was to raise $10,000 that would go towards the local “giving comfort” campaign. The Stollery Women’s Network has a goal to raise $400,000 for the local campaign.
The money will go towards family-centred care at the Stollery, including items like blankets, clothing and toys for the children.
House says these items are critically important.
“We have over 130 visits every day at the Stollery emergency, that’s over 150,000 a year, and we’re coming and you’re panicked, you’re not thinking about what you need.”
“We want to make sure the emergency experience is the best possible experience for parents and their families,” House said.
The Stollery Women’s Network is taking donations of $25 per month, which provides comfort items for 15 emergency visits, or $100 per month for 60 visits.