Giving Back

Support for the Health Care Community

We Give Back

Over the years, the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary has raised a substantial amount of money in order to support the many health care needs in our local area, and beyond.

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary typically donates around $200,000 annually to various health care organizations.

Chemainus Health Care auxiliary donate $150,000 cheque
Children's Hospital

All the money raised by our Auxiliary comes directly from our community – either through their donations to the Thrift Shop – or through personal monetary donations.

CHCA is extremely thankful to everyone for their continued support, without which, many health care initiatives and programs would not happen, and important equipment would not be purchased.

Here’s how some of your dollars have helped over the last several years:

2020

 

  • Tour de Rock/Cops for Cancer – $10,000 donated September 2020
  • Chemainus Health Care Centre – equipment purchase and music therapy program (on hold for the time being)
  • Cowichan & District Hospital – equipment purchase (on hold for the time being)
  • B.C. Cancer Foundation – ongoing donation
  • Wheels for Wellness – donation towards transportation cancer patients

2019

 

  • Chemainus Health Care Centre – equipment purchased and music therapy program
  • Cowichan & District Hospital – equipment purchased
  • Cops for Cancer – ongoing donation
  • Providence Farms – programs
  • Cowichan Valley Hospice House Project
  • Victoria Hospital Foundation – supporting children with mental health issues
  • B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation – equipment
  • Harvest House Foodbank – ongoing donation
  • B.C. Cancer Foundation – ongoing donation

2018

 

  • Chemainus Health Care Centre – equipment purchased and music therapy program
  • Cowichan & District Hospital – equipment purchased
  • Cops for Cancer – ongoing donation
  • Providence Farms – programs
  • Cowichan Valley Hospice House Project
  • Victoria Hospital Foundation – supporting children with mental health issues
  • B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation – equipment
  • Harvest House Foodbank – ongoing donation
  • Variety, the Childrens Charity – ongoing donation
  • B.C. Cancer Foundation – ongoing donation
Chemainus Provides $100,000 for hospital equip

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary has made some significant contributions over the past ten years such as:

  • $520,000 to Vancouver Children’s Hospital
  • $305,000 to the new Cowichan Hospice House
  • $388,100 to the Chemainus Health Care Centre
  • $335,425 to Cowichan & District Hospital
  • $84,000 in Student Bursaries to graduation students who are pursuing a career in the health field

Local Employment

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary is made up of over 150 volunteers which includes a 10 member volunteer executive committee. As our Thrift Shop expanded, there became a need for assistance with the retail operation, including marketing, visual displays, merchandising, as well as the maintenance and cleaning of our building, and commercial garbage and recycling endeavours.

Currently we have several staff positions (filled): Operations Manager, Assistant Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, and Assistant Maintenance Manager. Recently, we have hired a part time Bookkeeper.

high school student interns

In addition to the staff positions, we also have an excellent 2-year Student Internship Program, whereby local high school students will have an opportunity to earn money while they learn about a community centred retail business. This experience offers students a chance to develop their communication and organizational skills, while working alongside staff, volunteers and members of the public. Applications are available through Chemainus Secondary High School Guidance Department. Email: chss@sd79.bc.ca

“I think people forget that it doesn’t take a big donation to help someone, just a lot of little donations.”

Hannah Teter

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