The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop remains closed for the time being. (File photo by Don Bodger)

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop remains closed for the time being. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Healthcare Auxiliaries Day marks 76 years on Saturday, May 8

Chemainus Thrift Shop situation will be revisited Tuesday

The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries is celebrating its 76th anniversary this year, even though everything is still very much in a state of flux due to COVID.

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary is appreciative to the public for its support and patience during the extended closure of the thrift shop.

“With your patronage and donations, you have enabled our auxiliary to continue to make financial contributions to our local health care needs, and to those requests for financial support from the health care system,” noted president Diana Lenihan.

The executive will be conducting another Zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 11 to vote on whether the thrift shop will reopen at this time or not, as a substantial increase in vaccinations is potentially making conditions safer for volunteers.

Related story: Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary extends thrift shop closure

Healthcare Auxiliaries Day on Saturday, May 8 acknowledges the great work of organizations in communities across the province.

Adult volunteers with member auxiliaries contributed 680,175 hours in 2020, and awarded $270,628 in bursaries and scholarships. More than $8 million was also raised in 2020 to improve health care in B.C. communities.

The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries works to provide health care auxiliaries with education, information and support and to promote the exchange of ideas among members.

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