$57,079.76 raised in 2012
Because of community support and the hard work of the nearly 100 volunteers who contributed 14,854 hours of work, the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary was able to give $57,079.76 back to the community in 2012.
Major Health Care Auxiliary donations in 2012 included a Crash Cart for East Kootenay Regional Hospital, and another $30,000 to the EK Foundation for Health for hospital medical equipment. The Kimberley Special Care Home( The Pines) was given $12,000 for the purchase of comfort and care items, including a hot food delivery system, 2 leather recliners and a vital signs monitor. Other donations were curling brooms and sliders for use by junior curlers to encourage their participation in the sport, four free public swims at the Aquatic Centre, and three Memorial benches placed along the Rails to Trails. Two scholarships of $1500 each were awarded to Selkirk graduates entering a medical-related field.
The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary is a member of the British Columbia Association of Health Care Auxiliaries, and was proud to host the Area Conference in September, with visitors from Kelowna, Kaslo, Golden, Invermere, and Cranbrook . The delegates appreciated the generous contributions of Kimberley merchants who donated items for the Conference. Thank you merchants! The local Auxiliary operates a Thrift Store on 304th St in Marysville and on Howard Street in Kimberley, as well as a Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard located on the lower floor of the Health Care Centre on 4th Ave.
New volunteers are always welcome- please call Brenda at 250-427-2503 for more information. In addition to a huge thank you to all the volunteers for their time, the Auxiliary would like to thank the people of Kimberley for supporting the Auxiliary’s work by donating good saleable items and shopping at the two Thrift Shops, and by using the Loan Cupboard. The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary is looking forward to another successful year in 2013.