ATB's Wellington Holbrook, right, poses with Alberta Children's Hospital patients and staff after presenting Teddy for a Toonie donation funds.
ATB Financial’s 2013 Teddy for a Toonie fundraising campaign has surpassed all expectations and raised $825,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.
Money raised will support the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Critical Care Unit Expansion at the Stollery.
Teddy for a Toonie fundraising takes place each May in our branches and offices throughout Alberta. Every year, our associates organize and participate in numerous events and engage our generous customers. This year, there were BBQs, pancake breakfasts, bake sales, auctions, carnivals, and our annual golf tournament, among many others. And, of course, countless Teddy for a Toonie teddy bears were for sale.
To date, our Teddy for a Toonie campaigns have raised over $6.5 million. It’s amazing to think of the profound effect this has had on the lives of so many young Albertans and their families. Clearly, both our associates and customers care passionately about the important work undertaken at these two hospitals.
ATB Financial was founded 75 years ago with a strong commitment to Alberta’s economy and communities. While we’ve changed a lot over the years, we’ve never walked away from that original spirit.
Last year, ATB gave back $9.85 million to Alberta through our various fundraising, donations, and sponsorships. We’re always looking for new ways to use our financial expertise, our unique knowledge of Alberta, and our associates’ dedication to help keep Alberta strong and prosperous.
Hats off to everyone who helped make the Teddy for a Toonie such an overwhelming success!