Written by Dahlia Merlo on 08.05.15

In less than a week, the SVR Children’s Foundation‘s Cocktails & Couture for a Cause gala will be upon us and it is a night we won’t soon forget! If you haven’t yet, buy your tickets here.

If you can’t make it to the event (boo!), you can still make a donation here. If you’re hesitant about making a donation to another charity (there are so many – how do you choose where to donate?), let us ease your mind. With the SVR Children’s Foundation, you know where your money is going. The foundation is very transparent with what they do with the funds donated. Your donations go toward concrete materials and resources that can help a child in need of complex care. The perfect example: Stefano Vito Ruvo, the foundation’s namesake. To read more about his incredible journey, click here. The foundation’s aim is to help more children like Stefano by providing them with the necessary services and technologies required to give them a better quality of life.

To help you understand where the money you will be donating goes to, we’ve asked the doctors at the Montreal Children’s Hospital Complex Care Services to give us an idea of what your donations can purchase.

For $20: 4 re-usable G-tube pads (a G-tube is a tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach, and the pads are used to help absorb leakage from the opening and to reduce irritation and inflammation around and under the tube)
For $25: outpatient intravenous antibiotics for 1 day
For $50: 1 dose of Intermate portable IV pump
For $60: 1 hour of private at home nurse care
For $150: IV pole
For $175: portable oxygen concentrator for 1 month (used to provide oxygen to patients)
For $300: home blood pressure monitor
For $1800: portable oxygen concentrator for purchase
For $2000: portable oxygen saturation machine (used to indicate patient’s oxygen levels and pulse)

Any donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated. The more money we raise, the more we can help kids like Stefano get the tools they need to lead a better life. These tools mean they can go home (and not live in the hospital), and even go to school one day! Our wish this year is to raise $15,000, and we’re calling on the Montreal community to help us achieve our goal!

We’d still love to see you all at the Cocktails & Couture for a Cause gala. It will be an incredible night of potent drinks, mouth-watering food, and pumping music. For those of you that can’t make it, we hope this donation wish list will help put in perspective the value of the money you choose to donate.

SVR Childrens Donations Wishlist

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