Wayne Craige, Founder and Chairman
Wayne Craige created the vision for how CiDrep SickKids Foundation could make a difference, and every day continues to pour his heart into the growth of the foundation and advocating for - sick children - with and without health insurance, and the lack of financial resources to pay for medical needs.
Sabah Essa, Director
Sabah brought her experience of building relationships, and her commitment to the community, and working to develop a new philanthropic model through CiDrep SickKids Foundation.
"My wife and I wanted to get involved, help in our community, and give back in anyway we can. We decided to do it ourselves and created our own foundation because we believed this way we can do something that makes a difference...and see the results for individual children"
CiDrep SickKids is a non-profit organization providing funds for sick children across the United States when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.
Make History With Us
The Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of all children and working towards the day when every child has cost-free medical care.
Our vision is for 100% of your donations to fund sick kids in need of care, and corporate donors to cover our operating costs. See Our Financials
We envision a future where every child receives cost-free medical care, get well and feel comfortable during difficult times.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Philosophy
We are doing our part to dismantle systemic inequality and champion equal opportunity. To that end, we seek to provide funds to those from historically marginalized groups — female and male kids with disabilities, kids of color, kids of caucasian, families with kids who were formerly incarcerated, families who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families.
We’re committed to fair treatment, access, and care for all families of sick kids and members of the CiDrep SickKids Foundation team — from volunteers to top management. We actively building an organization where everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.
The Foundation is a Public 501(c)(3) Charity Organization
The CiDrep SickKids Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity organization, also known as CiDrep SickKids (the "Foundation"), was incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia as a nonprofit corporation without share capital. The Foundation receives, accumulates and distributes funds and/or the income therefrom for the benefit of CiDrep SickKids (the "Foundation"), any hospital providing care for children, medical research organizations, a child or person, in respect of medical care, research and other activities related to the health of children. The Foundation is registered under the IRS Income Tax Act (United States) (the “Act”) and, as such, donors can deduct contributions they make to the "Foundation" under IRS Section 170. The foundation is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.