Renovations to an important part of St. Joseph’s Hospital have been completed thanks to a partnership between St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and McDonald’s Estevan. For a one full year campaign, the restaurant had committed to donating a portion of sales from their McCafé coffee to the hospital foundation to assist with the funding of new equipment for St. Joseph’s Hospital. The commitment ran from June 2020 to the end of May 2021, with a goal of $20,000 to be raised. The goal had officially been reached with a total of $20,406 being donated to the local hospital.
Funds raised throughout this campaign were then used to make a major upgrade to the hospital. McDonald’s Estevan, the Jenish family and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation are very excited to open the all new Tim Jenish & Family - Family Room in the Obstetrics Department at our hospital. The family room has been updated with new paint, furniture, a kid’s area with coloring books and games as well as murals that were created by grade 5-8 students in Estevan and surrounding areas. The murals feature the communities that the children are from and the importance of their hometowns.
“We are so excited to officially open our all new family room upstairs thanks to the Jenish Family and our community. This campaign was very special to us and it’s great to see the funds that were raised used in such a cool and inclusive way. Teaming up with the schools throughout Estevan and surrounding areas was a great opportunity to feature the communities that support our hospital and get the youth of our community involved in this project,” said Lori Gervais, Executive Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.
Supporting the Family Room in the Maternity Unit is something very important to McDonald’s Estevan and the Jenish family. “As a family business, we wanted this fundraiser to be able to support more families in our community. Since owning this restaurant, we have held countless fundraisers for organizations in the area including the Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon and this fundraiser was a great way to build on what we’ve done in the past while supporting people in this community”, explained Chris & Tim Jenish, owners of McDonald’s Estevan.