IWK AuxiliaryOrganization Type: Fundraising, Grant Making & Foundations
Address: IWK Health Centre, 5850/5980 University Avenue, PO Box 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8
Contact: Andrea Reynolds
For over 70 years, the IWK Auxiliary has been raising money for patient comfort items and programs within the IWK Health Centre. What does this mean? Here are just a few of the amazing ways the Auxiliary has provided essential and often groundbreaking help to the IWK’s children, youth and families, and the staff who care for them:
- Funds the operational budget of the IWK Family Library which provides reliable
health information to parents; it is a pleasant family space with Internet access
- Financially supports the IWK Rehabiliative Equipment Loan program which lends adaptive equipment to children with special needs so that they can be active
- Purchases movies, games and consoles, books and TVs for floors throughout the
IWK Health Centre; toys for Child Life specialists to give to patients on birthdays
- Has provided funding to many innovative IWK programs to help children/youth:
Read to Me (books for newborn babies); Music Therapy; the Playgarden and more!
The Auxiliary annually brings the IWK community together with our Kermesse fundraising fair held in May. This event raises funds for IWK patient care items and programs — all while giving IWK families and the public a really fun experience. We especially need volunteers every year to set up and take down tables at our Kermesse Flea Market, and to run children’s games. Please help!
The IWK Health Centre is a children’s, youth & women’s hospital for all the Maritime provinces.