Fundraising

We will be having new and challenging tasks coming available both in the hospital and with our fundraising committee starting soon, and are always looking for people to fill in during vacation time, retiring or traveling south for the winter. Take a look at the membership flyer and see if you would like to be trained in a different area than you are now volunteering and become a back-up or spare in this area.

Chances Are – Thrift Store

The ‘Chances Are’ store is located at the rear of 20 Bascom St. and is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

In addition to being a major source of funds for the Auxiliary, this nearly new shop fulfills a community need for affordable clothing. Volunteers work in three hour shifts to sell the donations of gently used seasonal clothing and household items.

The operation of the store has two venues for volunteers:

Counter staff volunteer

  • Monday-Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Monday-Friday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
  1.  Sorting of donations consists of two shifts:
  • Mornings – 7.30am – 10.30am
  • Evenings – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

For more information on upcoming special sales or events at the Chances Are Store please click here

Gift Shop

The gift shop is operated by volunteers and provides sundry personal items to patients as well as offering to the community a wide range of merchandise, including hand knitted items, giftware etc.

The gift shop is open Monday – Friday and has two shifts:

  • 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Each year the Hospital Gift shop features EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS as well as other special seasonal displays, to find out more please click here.

Run for the Diamond – Half Marathon Event

The Uxbridge Half Marathon held the last Sunday in April each year is a major event for the entire community. It features a 21k run, 10k run, and a 5k run/walk through a course of trails and roads. Volunteers are required for many different roles, i.e. planning and marketing in the months prior to the event, and there are many opportunities for on the day volunteers.

For further information please go to the ‘Run for the Diamond’ website: Uxbridge Half Marathon

Mini Bazaar & Bake Sale

During the year the Auxiliary holds mini bazaars featuring knitting and baked goods. Yarn and materials are provided for the volunteer knitters. Look for these events in the local paper and on cable television.

Zehrs Grocery Tapes

The local Zehrs grocery store donates $1.00 for every $450.00 of grocery tapes collected by the Auxiliary from any Zehrs location. The tape drop boxes are located in the hospital (across from the gift shop) and at the Chances Are store.

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