Membership in the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary remains critical to the success of our organization. To encourage new members to join our organization, we are pleased to offer free membership to anyone who wishes to support our work in the community upon submission of the membership form.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a difference between a volunteer and an Auxiliary member?
A new volunteer at the KGH site is not automatically a KGH Auxiliary member. The Auxiliary is an organization that one joins with a payment of a nominal annual fee.
Does the Auxiliary offer a challenge and an opportunity to take on a leadership role?
Yes, the opportunity is there, if desired, to take an active role in Auxiliary affairs. This includes leadership roles, which provide allow you to gain a wider life experience and to further your own education and knowledge.
Do I have to attend meetings or volunteer?
No. There may be those who do not want to attend meetings or volunteer, but we need members who will support us in the community.
What is in it for me?
There are many ways to be a valuable member. With the annual $15.00 membership fee (the first year or part thereof is free) you will receive five newsletters a year that keep you informed about our activities and enable you to spread the word about us. You will become part of a group that raises and donates millions of dollars for patient care and equipment to the hospital. You will meet many people from all walks of life and enjoy the camaraderie of this special group of people. You will have the opportunity to participate in educational sessions. You will have the opportunity to better understand health care and policy changes in the hospital (the Auxiliary holds regular meetings with Senior Administration).
How can I support the Auxiliary?
You can show your support in many ways: by shopping in our Gift/Tuck Shops or having a bite to eat in our Café whenever you are in the hospital; by donating to and/or attending our Christmas Bazaar; by making a donation to the Auxiliary Memorial Fund in memory of a deceased loved one; by donating to the Family Services area; and by spreading the word in the community of our endeavours in our hospital. In addition we can always use the donations of the items listed below, which can be dropped off at the Information Desk of the KGH site (use main entrance off Stuart Street). Please place in a bag and mark as items for Auxiliary services:
- recent magazines and paperback books
- wigs in good condition
- newborn/infant clothing (clean and in good condition)
- track suits, t-shirts and sweaters (clean & in good condition)
- crafts/hand knit items for our Christmas Bazaar
If you have an item you wish to donate for our Silent Auction please call 613-549-6666 ext. 6352.
We are fortunate to have a great teaching hospital/trauma centre at our KGH site and to be able to stay in our own community when we require hospital care. Our hospital needs the support provided by the KGH Auxiliary to assist in the provision of outstanding patient care. We would be so pleased to have you join us.