The Auxiliary is pleased to inform the people of their success in fundraising for Health Care for the Castlegar Community and surrounding areas since the opening of the second floor of the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop. Our success is due to the donations of beautiful resalable clothing for the entire family and good resalable furniture and many other items featured at the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop. All items are donated.
Customers come from neighboring communities and they do donate their items to the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop. Our volunteers work hard to clean, sort & price the donations. Thank you to everyone who understands what the Auxiliary does for the community in order that we can have healthcare for everyone.
The Auxiliary has been in place since in 1957, one year prior to the opening of the first hospital in 1958. Nightgowns, curtains, mattresses and baby layettes were provided by the Auxiliary then.
Donations for 2015
On October 20th we traveled to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and made a donation of $5,000 thousand dollars to the Urology Program!
Locally, the Auxiliary made donations to the Harvest Food Bank and Hospice. We issued Bursaries and Scholarship to graduates entering the healthcare field. We support the Communities in Bloom to beautify the flower garden area at the Castlegar Health Centre. We supported Community Services with their programs and provide clothing upon request. We support youth in volunteering and furthering their education and the music programs for health. Many wonderful and good services are provided to the Community by the Auxiliary.
The Auxiliary will be donating $15,000 thousand during Light Up 2015 which is held yearly on the first Friday of December. The Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation will be asking the community for their support. Money which is raised during Light Up will be used for the renovation of the medication room or for the areas of greatest need at the Castlegar Health Centre and/or Talarico Place. Please watch for the return envelope that will be arriving in the mail.
Further info: 250-304-1209
We are proud to announce the Auxiliary will be donating $30,000 to Health Care this year; money which was raised by the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop!
A year ago we moved to the second floor. The Interac Rotary Students were very helpful. Our volunteers are proud of their second floor which has made their jobs in sorting, pricing and storing on site much easier and efficient. The customers comment that shopping is a pleasant experience since we added the second floor. Comments are positive. We recycle and sell cotton rags. We have our monthly Auctions. We have so much to offer. Thank you everyone who supported the Auxiliary in making the second floor a reality.
We were approached by friends of Rock Creek, who are in support of the “Unmet Needs Committee”, to help raise money for our neighbors. We are pleased that we had this opportunity to keep our unused clothing and household items out of the landfill. Thank you Bonnie Johnson! Bonnie may be reached at 250-365-8600.
Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop is located at 210 11 Ave. Castlegar.
Hours of operation:
Monday to Thursday & Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Friday 10 am to 2 pm.
Donations are accepted on Wednesday & Saturday during the hours of operations. We do stop accepting donations at times, due to the fact that the volunteers are overwhelmed with the work and they need time to catch up. Please call if you have special requests and we will try to accommodate you. We thank you all for your support.
Over the past years the Auxiliary has donated over $550,000 to Health Care. More to come!