The Princeton Hospital Auxiliary presented a cheque for $5000 to Lynn Pelly, executive director of Princeton and District Community Services on Wed., April 10. This donation adds to the funds presented by the Princeton Fish and Game Association the week prior.
To date, $7000 of the funds needed for the industrial bathtub has been donated to Community Services—another $8000 to go.
“Thank you very much,” says Lynn Pelly as she accepts the donation from Char Smith, president of the Hospital Auxiliary.
The Princeton Hospital Auxiliary donates to a broad spectrum of local healthcare services and to services with the Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH).
Recently they were able to donate $2200 to the Meals on Wheels program to cover the cuts to program funding. They purchased a Hypothermia Blanket for Princeton Ground Search and Rescue (approximate cost $1785) and they donated $5000 to the neonatal unit at PRH, as well as the donation for the tub.
The people of Princeton and area donate to the auxiliary store and they also shop at the store.
“This is community helping community,” said Ann Middleton, 2nd vice-president and manager of the Auxiliary Thrift Shop store, “it’s how it is all done.”
There are about 40 members in the Princeton Hospital Auxiliary, 31 of them work in the Thrift Shop store. New members are always welcomed.
Middleton says that the average age of the ladies working at the store is about 65. There are a couple of ladies in their 90’s, “and they work rings around us,” she said.
The Thrift Shop operates Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Auxiliary gratefully accept donations at the door, but ask that no large furniture or appliances be left there.