Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to support the comfort and care of our citizens through our financial donations to health care facilities, organizations, and programs in our region.

Our Members

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 and Tuck Shop at the Chemainus Health Care Centre.

Thrift Shop

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop sells donated goods in order to generate revenue for health care donations in our community.

THRIFT SHOP REMAINS CLOSED

• WE ARE BEING PROACTIVE •
WE HAVE NO CASES AND WISH TO REMAIN COVID FREE!

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Executive has made the decision to keep the Thrift Shop closed, due to the following reasons:

  • the increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in our area
  • the new variant of the virus that is more contagious
  • Dr. Bonnie Henry’s extension of restrictions until February 5th, in order to cover two incubation periods from the Christmas/New Years holidays

By continuing to stay closed at this time, we are committed to keeping our volunteers, staff, customers, and community safe.

We will be revisiting our position regarding re-opening in early February.

Please check here on our website on our FACEBOOK page for updates.

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.

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Volunteers

Thrift Shop

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. 

Tea Service

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.

Memorial Tree

In memory of a loved one, you can add Dogwood leaves and flowers to the Memorial Tree, and your donations will help the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary provide support to health care facilities and organizations in our community.

Candy Stripers

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.

Student Bursaries

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary awards three $5000 bursaries to graduating students who are pursuing a career in the Healthcare field.

re-stocking the shelves at the Thrift Store
Chemainus Health Care auxiliary donate $150,000 cheque
2019 Bursary Recipients
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Tea Servers
Volunteers: Tea Servers

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

Susan Beaubier
4 March, 2020

Shirley Hyslop, left, and coordinator Gina Hill

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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”

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Community Links

BC Health Auxiliary Logo
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Chemainus Festival of Murals Society

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