Adult Care Homes - Friday, May 7th
Through one of our Founders, Sophie we were able to get the amazing Origins Pharmacy to distribute our donuts to various care homes in the GTA! The residents of these homes had so much fun taking pictures and enjoying some sweetness!
Halsey Lodge Adult Care Centre
Loft Bradford Adult Care Centre
Brookside Lodge Mental Health Facility
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
One of our founders's wives, Sophie founded and runs a Conductive Education Centre to help rehabilitate those who have Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Acquired Brain Injury or have survived Stroke.
Due to her close connection in the field, she was able to connect with Holland Bloorview and offered our square donuts as a way of bringing smiles to healthcare workers in this much needed, and very busy Hospital. Holland Bloorview's health heroes received 200 of our individually wrapped gourmet donuts, and in return we were greeted with the warmest smiles.
Thank you Holland Bloorview for all you do!
Scarborough Centenary - April 24th
An amazing young lady reach out to us to order a batch of donuts. Then she mentioned SHN Centenary has been working extremely hard and could use a little boost of energy.
That's all we needed to hear! We headed over with 200 of our individually packed donuts and dropped them off at receiving. We were greeted by the most wonderful smiles. Thank you SHN for all you do!
Here is SHN honouring their volunteers:
Our SHN workplace family would not be complete without our team of volunteers, who help us to provide exceptional care for patients and families across our health network.
For a first time, this National Volunteer Week (April 19 to 25), we are missing our volunteers’ smiling faces and friendly voices at our hospitals. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers are staying at home to protect themselves, our frontline staff, and our patients. However, not only does the spirit and dedication of our volunteers still echo through our hospital lobbies, halls, clinics, and units — many of our volunteers continue to contribute from their homes through initiatives such as virtual pre-screening for our hemodialysis program, and crafting, sewing, and donating fabric supplies for staff.
Toronto Western Hospital - April 20th
The nurses and reception staff welcomed us with open arms at University Health Network's Western. UHN is Canada’s largest research hospital and an international source for discovery, education and patient care.
More than 50 shifts were covered by staff from UHN this past weekend as they went to work at the Rekai Centres, two long-term care facilities in downtown Toronto hit hard by a COVID-19 outbreak.
Nurses, physicians, support staff and members of the UHN leadership team were all on hand to provide care and comfort to the residents of Rekai and to help the staff of the centres as they care for 276 residents at the two facilities.
"We are so grateful for the support, encouragement and skill of the people at UHN who chose to come and help us through this outbreak," says Susan Graham-Nutter, CEO of Rekai Centres. "Many of our staff became ill, others chose not to come in and we were facing an almost impossible situation.
"Our residents are our family and to see them so ill without appropriate support was heartbreaking. What seemed impossible turned into something I'll never forget as I saw the willingness of others to come, help, take on all tasks, and embrace the needs of our patients.
"Thank you can never be enough."
Donation details at Toronto Western
Mr. Sandor Balla (to the right), partner at The Box Donut Canada delivered the donation personally to this wonderful hospital.
We dropped over 200 delicious square shaped donuts off filled and topped with premium ingredients. Selection ranged from Boston Cream to Blueberry Cheesecake donuts.
Take a look at UHN's most recent article on how they help during the crisis.
St Joseph's hospital - Friday, April 17th
We surprised these hospital workers with another massive batch of individually wrapped, freshly prepared gourmet square donuts.
Sophie (pictured here) met front reception, and they got distributed throughout the different floors. We heard that 2L section got especially lucky!
Here is a little note from one of the nurses:
"Thank you for the amazing donuts. This made our day! With love, from the 2 L surgery team"
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto is a Catholic community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and accredited with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada, serving the communities of West Toronto.
For almost 100 years they have served the health care needs of the diverse communities of South West Toronto.
North York General Hospital - April 14th
We went around the back and the guys in the loading dock were seemed delighted to feast their eyes on 200 of our freshly prepared donuts.
We packed them onto the delivery cart, and off they went to our health heroes! Thank you NYGH for all you do for us!
North York General Hospital (NYGH), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. We offer our culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across multiple sites.
Through partnerships, collaboration and academic endeavours, we seek to set new standards for patient- and family-centred care. Working together with our patients and their families, we are making a world of difference.
Mount Sinai - Friday Apr 10th
We dropped 200 individually wrapped donuts with thank you stickers and your personalized thank you messages! Needless to say the nurses and doctors were in for a sweet surprise!
Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Complex which is part of Sinai Health System, is as an internationally recognized 442-bed acute care academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Clinical strengths include women’s and infants’ health, chronic disease management, specialized cancer care, emergency medicine, and geriatrics. Mount Sinai has been designated with Exemplary Status from Accreditation Canada and every aspect of patient care is anchored in a rigorous quality plan and monitoring of safety and quality goals.
The Hospital is considered to be a top employer in Canada, receiving multiple awards for its employment and culture centred programs.