We are celebrating the Summerland Auxiliary’s $1 million pledge toward our $10 million Oncology Campaign!

The Ladies Hospital Auxiliary (now the Summerland Healthcare Auxiliary) was first formed in April 1909. With the help of funds raised by the Auxiliary, the first cottage hospital was established in Summerland at Fenner House on April 11th, 1910. Early fundraising activities included tag days, catering, making and selling baby clothing, and fashion shows. In 1959, the first Thrift Shop found its home in the old municipal office and library building. In 1972, with $58,000 in funds raised, and a mortgage in place, the Thrift Shop moved to its current location on 13216 Victoria Road North in Summerland. Currently, the Auxiliary has over 170 Volunteers who assist in the fundraising success of the Thrift Shop. And if you ever want to see how popular the Thrift Store is, the line-up outside tells the tale!

Thank you, Summerland Health Care Auxiliary, for the amazing work you do and your incredible support!

From left to right:

Betty Raymond – Treasurer, Lissette Little – SOSMF Director of Development, Dagmar Lauber – 2nd VP, Susan Boetjar – Secretary, Sally Ginter – SOSMF CEO, Shannon Toop – President, Val Carrier – Shop Convener