Contributions Past & Present:
The Auxiliary raises approximately $30,000 annually to support client programs, residences and activities.
In the past 25 years, the Auxiliary has contributed over a $1/2 million to Ongwanada. The funds have been used to furnish community homes, purchase wheelchair accessible vans and to provide a variety of specialized equipment for clients.
In 1997, the Auxiliary and staff together formed a new Canteen and Gift Shop Committee to revitalize this important service.
In 1992, the Auxiliary produced a collection of recipes called My Favourite Cookbook as a fundraising endeavour.
The Auxiliary typically not only achieves, but surpasses its fundraising goals. In 1989, the Auxiliary pledged $50,000 towards Ongwanada's redevelopment campaign over five years, but raised $60,000 in only four years.
Ongwanada Auxiliary Today:
Operates a canteen every weekday at Ongwanada Resource Centre in cooperation with Nutrition Services.
Manages the Butterfly Boutique, a gift shop located at Ongwanada Resource Centre for staff, clients and visitors.
Organizes a variety of fundraising events throughout the year such as bake sales, raffles, bazaars and strawberry socials.
President participates as a member of the Ongwanada Board of Governors.
Ongwanada earns Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
Ongwanada is proud to announce that after Accreditation Canada's surveyors were on-site in December, they reported that our organization met Exemplary status. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the process. ... More