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ValleyCare Auxiliary Gives Major Donation of $250,000

Hospital news | Friday, February 1, 2013

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Pleasanton, CA – The ValleyCare Auxiliary recently presented ValleyCare CEO Marcy Feit with a check in the amount of $250,000 for patient equipment upgrades throughout the health system including items for the CCU, Surgery, Skilled Nursing and the NICU. "This dedicated group of volunteers offers ValleyCare invaluable resources not only in the services they perform, but also in the funds they raise," says Feit.

Since the Auxiliary was formed in 1958, these volunteers have donated nearly $6 million dollars and given over 1.75 million hours of their time serving the people of the Tri-Valley. Funds raised primarily come from sales in the Gift Shop, located in ValleyCare Medical Center lobby and the Thrift Shop, located in downtown Livermore.

Consisting of approximately 380 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 and delivering flowers.

"These volunteers 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.