SumSOC201513 Spotlight on Giving Auxiliary

Spotlight on Giving

Kirmac Cares for Kids
With a 42-year track record as a successful business, Kirmac Collision is a leader in its field and a champion for the younger generations.

Since the inception of its Kirmac Cares for Kids program in 2011, Kirmac and its employees, customers and business partners have contributed over $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital. Their determination and capacity to raise funds is impressive: annual contributions to the program have increased three-fold – from $120,000 to more than $360,000 – since it began. Employees at all levels of Kirmac are proud to contribute to the hospital. 

“When we chose BC Children’s Hospital as our charity of choice, it hit me that when we help kids, we help a whole generation with an entire life ahead of them...and all the other people they can help throughout their lives,” says Ian McIntosh, founder & CEO of Kirmac Collision Services.

Thank you, Kirmac, for your extraordinary support of BC’s children!

A million thanks to the Auxiliary to BC Children’s Hospital

The dedication and compassion of the Auxiliary to BC Children’s Hospital volunteers makes the hospital an extraordinary place for children and families. Each year, the Auxiliary raises significant funds for the hospital through its gift shop, the Still Fabulous thrift shop, sale of holiday cards, clothing donation bins, silent auctions and other initiatives.

Since 1982, the Auxiliary has donated more than $5 million to BC Children’s Hospital. The Auxiliary recently celebrated the completion of its remarkable $1-million pledge to the Campaign for BC Children, in support of the construction of the new hospital. The Auxiliary’s success is attributed to its network of volunteers, who generously donate their time to raise money and provide crucial support for patients and their families year-round.

Bonnie Nelson joined the Auxiliary board two years ago and currently serves as chair. She could not be happier to be a part of the legacy that the Auxiliary is creating for BC’s children. “We’re all about doing right by the children and families – ensuring they have the support they need here at BC Children’s Hospital. The Auxiliary’s gift to the new hospital will help to lift that support to new heights.”

« Explore more articles Help us spread
the word.

Fun in the Sun

Learn how to protect yourself and your family before heading outside.

Read more

20 years of philanthropy – the Children’s Circle of Care

First lady Michelle Obama thanks Children's Circle of Care donors in Washington, DC.

Read more