TORONTO – Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore and the Jozy Altidore Foundation made a $10,000 donation to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on May 26 at a special event.
Altidore’s donation will help fund and maintain the SickKids Rooftop Garden at the world-renowned children’s hospital for a two-year period. Altidore made the check presentation at SickKids, located at 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON.
The rooftop garden is a unique area of the facility, serving as a relaxation space for patients and their families. SickKids believes in the value of play in its commitment to children’s health and development, and this space helps patients in their healing.
“Making this donation to SickKids for this project is so important to me and my foundation,” Altidore said. “It will help so many kids and their families who are going through such a difficult time. The rooftop garden is a special location that can generate happiness, positivity and a breath of fresh air for everyone that visits it.
Giving back to the Toronto-area community is something Altidore and his foundation have been looking to do since his arrival in January 2015 and felt this project in partnership with SickKids was the perfect starting point of many things to come.
“The Toronto and surrounding area communities are beyond important to me,” Altidore said. “Everyone has embraced me as one of their own since my arrival and I am beyond thrilled to be able to give back to such a caring, loving group of people.”
(Photos courtesy of SickKids)