West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary is an incorporated charity, established in 1944 to serve and support West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. This dedicated group of volunteers are celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2019.
All volunteer services are managed and operated by volunteers. Over 160 devoted West Niagara members accumulated 28,000 hours of service in 2018. Volunteers provide support to both staff and patients in many areas of the hospital such as ward services, front desk, outpatient services, patient transport, prenatal tours, mail, therapeutic recreation service, and clerical assistants.
Volunteers operate the Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, Vendor Program and HELPP Ticket Program, the proceeds from these plus the fund raising efforts, which include Bake Sale, Strawberry Tea, Fashion Show, Craft Show, Poinsettia Sale, Soiree de Vine and of course Breakfast with Santa. Proceeds all go towards the goal of purchasing medical equipment for the hospital.
Since the latter half of 2016, the Auxiliary has raised over $ 750,000 for much needed hospital equipment.