History

What we’ve accomplished…

The “Just for Kids” Foundation (JFK) was founded in 1987 by a small group of concerned parents who saw the need to raise funds to purchase urgently-needed medical equipment for The Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH). Since then, our organization has grown into a community of dedicated volunteers who continuously look for new and innovative ways to raise funds for this very important cause. Below is a list of some of the major pieces of equipment JFK has purchased since 2001 for some of the departments in greatest need at the MCH:

Year Department Funds requested
2014/2015
  • Otolaryngology (ENT) and Urology Departments
Ongoing Campaign
2013/2014
  • Cardiology Department
$457,000
2012/2013
  • Pediatric Day Hospital at MCH
  • Operating Room Suites at new MCH
$420,000
2011/2012
  • Anesthesia Department
$430,000
2010/2011
  • “Just Image-In” Department of Medical Imaging
  • Department of Dentistry
$480,000
2009/2010 One Step In Ambulatory Services $344,000
2008/2009 Respiratory Medicine $325,000
2007/2008 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Infant transport incubators
  • Giraffe incubators
  • Portable suction machines
  • EEG monitor system
$550,000
2006/2007 Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) & Gastroenterology (GI)

  • Pediatric rhino-laryngoscopes
  • Digital recording systems for clinics and operating room
  • Infant & Pediatric Gastro scopes
  • Colonoscope
$350,000
2005/2006 Allied Health Service (AHS)

  • Hearing scanner
  • Hearing aid analyzer
  • Multi-joint & rehab system (Biodex)
$400,000
2004/2005 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Complete monitoring upgrade
$380,000
2003/2004 Pediatric Sleep Laboratory & Operating Room

  • Transcutaneous monitors
  • Physiological transport monitors
  • Heart lung perfusion pump
  • OR table
$387,000
2002/2003 JFK Hemodialysis Unit

  • Hemodialysis machines & accessories
$337,000
2001/2002 Pediatric Dental Clinic

  • Dental equipment for cleft palate
$380,00

 

Over the years, in many cases, the success of our fundraising efforts has allowed us to raise funds in excess of the amount requested by each department, enabling JFK to purchase additional equipment for these and many other departments.