Give Once. Help Twice. Support the QEII Patient Essentials Fund this Giving Tuesday.

A woman, smiling, extends a gift card to a person whose hand is also extended, but face is not shown.

Today marks Giving Tuesday – a global movement that encourages charities, companies and individuals to give back to their communities. This Giving Tuesday, the QEII Foundation is raising funds that provide direct and immediate help to patients through the QEII Patient Essentials Fund.

The QEII Patient Essentials Fund puts gift cards for gas, hospital parking, groceries and personal care items into the hands of patients.

qeii patient essentials fund patient story

A grateful patient's perspective.

“Receiving the gift card warmed my heart. The big thing, to me, was that someone thought of doing something so kind. The good people who helped me at the QEII and the kindness of the gift card just filled me with hope. It was a nice feeling.”

– Keith Moore

double your impact

Give the gift of essentials to patients this season. Join the Giving Tuesday movement today. A gift today will have double the impact, meaning more gift cards for patients when they need it most.

Donate now to support patients

The QEII Patient Essentials Fund wouldn’t be possible without healthcare professionals and staff who see patients’ needs firsthand. Helen Chan, a staff chaplain in Spiritual and Religious Care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, has provided dozens of gift cards to patients.

“These gift cards are so meaningful and empowering. It’s a way to show patients and their families respect.” -

– Helen Chan  

A woman holds a note in her hands and is reading the message.
QEII Staff Chaplain, Helen Chan, read a thank-you note from a patient who received a gift card through the QEII Patient Essentials Fund.