The British Columbia Association of Health-Care Auxiliaries (BCAHA) has launched their new website.
They were established in 1945 to promote education, leadership, communication, standards of performance and the opportunity to exchange information and ideas amongst the membership.
Currently there are 87 member auxiliaries in BC representing 6900 adult volunteers and 900 youth volunteers. The strength of these groups is based upon community spirit and philanthropy and for decades we have been there “every step of the way” in providing care and comfort. Their work goes from operating hospital gift shops, delivering flowers and books to patients, providing directions to visitors, being a visitor to someone who is alone and hosting events for seniors in care. In addition to this, auxiliaries raise funds through events and thrift stores to purchase much needed health care equipment at the local level.Last year (2010) our members reported 1,394,000 volunteer hours worked and $8,313,000 donated.
Help support your local BC hospital and find an auxiliary near you. Donate your gently used items to their thrift store or become a member.