Who are we?
Through fund raising efforts, Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary provides financial donations to health care facilities and organizations in our community in order to support the ongoing comfort and care of our citizens.
The Auxiliary is made up of members who donate their time to the operation of the Thrift Shop, as well as to other initiatives such as Meals on Wheels, Tea Service and Candy Stripers at the Chemainus Health Care Centre.
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop sells donated goods in order to generate revenue for health care donations in our community. The Thrift Shop not only provides an economical shopping opportunity, but also a place for people in the area to recycle clothing and household goods, thus keeping them out of the landfill.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides a hot meal, three times per week, at a nominal cost, to home-bound people in the community including seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, and individuals recovering from surgery, illness, or injury.
CHCA volunteers provide coffee, tea, or juice and an assortment of snacks to the residents of the Chemainus Health Care Centre five afternoons per week.
Gift and Tuck Shop
CHCA volunteers supply and maintain a Tuck Shop at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, which provides the residents with snacks and other small essential comfort items.
CHCA sponsors and trains youth in Grades 9 through 12 who are interested in volunteering at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Their main contribution is socializing with the residents and, at the same time, improving their own communication skills.
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary awards three $5000 bursaries to graduating students who are pursuing a career in the Healthcare field.
Rewards of Membership
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary
Friendship many new friendships and seeing the care and compassion members are so quick to provide when others are in need
Contribution to my community’s wellbeing
Responsibility to maintain integrity in our auxiliary and our community
Success the joy, thrill and sense of reward for being part of a successful organization, building on the vision and work of our earlier members
Pride seeing the commitment of our members to maintain excellence, humour and compassion for those we serve, and because of our high standards, being honoured by our community and beyond for our excellence, hard work and generosity
4 March, 2020
Donna Hess recalled working in the Christmas room as being one of her favorites. So many beautiful Christmas decorations would come in to the warehouse. “I would walk around and show the new pieces off to the other volunteers”
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary volunteers sew face masks sold through our Thrift Shop to the public, as protection from the COVID-19 virus.
… wonder if those holly branches that graced our Christmas table that year came from Chemainus. Mind your table manners took on a whole new meaning that year.