More often than not it’s the small stuff that really makes a difference to North Big Horn Hospital patients, staff and New Horizons Care Center residents and more
often than not those are the very items that are not in the budget.
A group of dedicated volunteers who raise the necessary funds to make those extra items a reality year after year were celebrated at a special luncheon held in their honor on April 14 at the New Horizons Care Center.
During the luncheon the volunteers voted to donate $6,290 to purchase the following items for North Big Horn Hospital and the New Horizons Care Center: Seven rocker/recliners for hospital patient rooms at a cost of $5,250, towels for resident foot care at $180, a turntable for the upstairs wing of the care center at $100, a 40-inch smart TV, including wall mount and stand at $480 and seven wireless MPS headphones for resident use at $280.
Most of the funds were raised through the volunteer-manned gift shop, which is located in the Care Center, where items like jewelry, western themed items, scarves, even frozen food, candy and soda pop are offered at a reasonable price.
Funds are also raised through bake sales, an annual soup and pie luncheon, a “tree of love” and raffles. The group, comprised mostly of retired ladies, also performs other services like giving haircuts or other acts of kindness for Care Center residents.
Currently, eight volunteers are involved with the group’s activities. Of course, more are always needed. For more information, or to shop for unique gift items, stop by the
gift shop, which is typical open on Monday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
By Patti Carpenter