Did you know the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary was organized and received our charter in 1911 and that the Chilliwack Hospital officially opened in 1912? In 1944 the Auxiliary introduced the baby case at the hospital from which knitted baby clothes are still sold today. In 1999 our Thrift Shoppe opened at 9236 Main St. To date we have raised an astounding 6.1 million for hospital equipment.
We’ve been through two world wars and countless adversities and we’re still raising money for our cause. Times have changed and fundraising has become a huge challenge. Gone are the days of being on the weekly society page of our local paper. There are many charities in our community competing for donations from individuals and stores alike. Potential volunteers have less time on their hands now with many looking after grandchildren and aging parents or holding down more than one job or working later in life.
There are still many potential volunteers out there who may be willing to lend a hand. Do you have 4 hours a week to help out at the Thrift Shoppe or one of our many hospital services?
Do you love to knit and would like to help us by donating some of your lovely baby clothes to our knitting case?
Do you have older teenagers at home who need volunteer hours to complete a course in high school? They could help us with our social media or maybe help on a Saturday at the Shoppe. Are you new to the neighbourhood and want to make new friends and have fun? If your answer is yes to any of the questions, we would like to hear from you.
CONNECT with us through our facebook page, visit the info desk at the hospital, or our Thrift Shoppe at 9236 Main St for an application form.
Please help us carry on our tradition in the community.
Volunteerism is good for the soul.