2011 PEPSI REFRESH CHALLENGE
During 2011, Pepsi held the Pepsi Refresh Project to fund fund great ideas that could make a positive impact on our community.
To win, we needed to have the most online votes in our grant level. Pepsi announced Spring for Kids as the official recipient for the $100,000 grant for the Pepsi Refresh Challenge in May 2011.
The grant money was used to fund treatment for financially disadvantaged children with cleft and craniofacial differences. Here is a detailed breakdown of how the grant money was used:
$50,000 to provide prosthetic and rehabilitative treatment, including the insertion of at least 10 dental implants, fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures.
$30,000 to provide 15 children with dental restoration
$20,000 to create interactive educational materials about cleft and craniofacial disorders
2010 OLYMPIC GAMES RAFFLE
The Spring for Kids 2010 Olympic Ticket Raffle was a campaign to raise funds for the Cleft and Craniofacial Fund at BC Children's Hospital.
In total, 5,000 raffle tickets were sold, with participants hoping to win a pair of tickets to either the Gold Men's Hockey Final and the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
All proceeds from the campaign were donated to the Cleft & Craniofacial Fund at BC Children's Hospital. The team at Children's has used the money to fund the following:
$22,000 for research and education
$43,000 for treatment equipment and supplies
$43,000 for the Pediatric Dental Clinic
$20,000 for information technology
Through the support of the our community, the campaign exceeded it's target of $100,000 by more than $25,000.