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Dairy Farmers donates $500K to children's hospitals as part of holiday campaign

Organization kicks off annual Milk & Cookies campaign
dairy farmers of ontario milk & cookies campaign 2023

Who: Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO)

What: The organization is making a $500,000 donation to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other Ontario children’s hospitals ahead of the holiday season as part of its Milk & Cookies campaign.

Additional hospitals receiving donations are located in Hamilton (McMaster Children's Hospitals), London (Children's Hospital) and Ottawa (CHEO).

This year, DFO is creating Magic Milk Glasses that will be given to children spending the holidays at Ontario hospitals. These keepsake milk glasses, with a built-in cookie cutter, will feature designs drawn by children from across the province, so the holiday magic can be shared by all this season.

"Dairy Farmers of Ontario is committed to nourishing communities all across Ontario, and every year, we want to demonstrate to children and their families spending the holidays at a hospital that we are thinking of them," said Cheryl Smith, CEO of DFO, in a statement. "This year's Magic Milk Glass initiative goes beyond the donation and ensures each child spending this holiday season in an Ontario children's hospital is able to experience the special Christmas Eve ritual of leaving milk and cookies out for Santa."

DFO is inviting Ontarians to show their support for patients by submitting their own #MagicMilkGlass design between Nov. 15 and 28. Select designs will be printed on a Magic Milk Glass and distributed to kids spending the holidays at SickKids and other Ontario children's hospitals.

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