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ValleyCare Auxiliary Donates Over $5 Million in Last 50 Years

Hospital news | Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Pleasanton, CA – The ValleyCare Auxiliary recently presented ValleyCare CEO Marcy Feit with a check in the amount of $200,684 for patient equipment upgrades throughout the health system. "This dedicated group of volunteers offers ValleyCare invaluable resources in funds raised, services performed and hours worked," says Feit.

During the past 50 years that ValleyCare has provided health care to this community, the Auxiliary has donated more than $5.3 million dollars and given nearly 1.5 million hours of their time serving the people of the Tri-Valley. Funds raised primarily come from sales in the hospital Gift Shop and the Thrift Shop, located in downtown Livermore.

Consisting of approximately 350 members, the ValleyCare Auxiliary is committed to providing comfort and assistance to the patients, visitors and staff. Volunteers serve in a variety of ways including: greeting visitors and patients at the information desks; working the Gift Shop and Thrift Shop; assisting at the ValleyCare Health Library; transporting patients; delivering flowers, comforting patients and acting as a vital communications link between patient families and hospital personnel.

"These volunteers have come to symbolize the dedication and compassion of our community," says Feit. "I believe we could not provide the high level of service we do without the commitment of our Auxiliary." For information about joining the ValleyCare Auxiliary, please call their information line at 925.734.3368.