Over the past year, The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital have contributed their time, talents and financial support to augment the services offered by the hospital system, and to help provide a caring environment for our patients and families.
These contributions include:
Volunteer Service Hours & Value
In fiscal year 2012, 685 active volunteers worked more than 70,225.50 hours.
Adult Programs 31,202 hours
Junior Volunteers 2,582.75 hours
Sewing Individuals/Groups 36,440.75 hours
The 685 volunteers participating this year included:
Adult in-house 326
College students 72
Junior volunteers 65
Sewing individuals/groups 222
These volunteers represent the equivalent of an average of 34 full time employees each month.
There are a total of 68 volunteer placements supporting 50 departments across the hospital system. This number includes placements within Cary Hospital, but also at other WakeMed facilities, including WakeMed Business Center - Patient Financial Services, WakeMed Corporate Center - Public Relations, WakeMed Fuquay - Skilled Nursing Facility, WakeMed Apex Healthplex, and Rehab Services at Kraft Family YMCA and Alexander YMCA.
The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital promote a
number of special fundraising events and manage
other sources of income. These activities produced
$34,750.93 in revenue for the organization during
the past 12 months.
Additional Revenue Sources
An IBM gift of $1,000 was received on behalf of retired IBM employee and WakeMed Cary Hospital volunteer, Al Port. Notably, any IBM retiree can apply to IBM Community Grants program to request cash support for their volunteer organization.
$500 was received on behalf of gift shop and board member volunteer, Susan ReCorr from Bank of America Community Grants.
$250 was received on behalf of emergency department volunteer, James Sokolowski from Wal-Mart Community Grants.
$297.17 from the annual giving campaign was designated by employees to be allocated to The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital to support our programs.
Infant Photo Contract
Working with Charlie's Angels, the Volunteers received $7,668 from sales of baby photos to new parents and grandparents.
Special Projects & Donations
Funds from annual fundraising events, donations and other revenue sources allow the Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital to support a number of important initiatives across the hospital system. Efforts for FY 2012 included:
WakeMed Foundation Society of 1961
A membership donation of $2,500 was made in support of the Society of 1961. $6,200 was donated in support of the WakeMed Cary Hospital Women's Imaging Resource Center and $2,500 to support the Neonatal Intensive Care expansion.
In 2012, The Volunteers contributed $13,000 to provide medications to immediate-need children and adults who were not in a position to pay for their initial prescriptions. $2,000 was donated by the Cary Hospital Medical Executive Committee and $1,000 was donated by the Cary Medical Group.
Annual Golf Outing
The largest fundraiser managed by The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital each year is an annual charity golf outing. On October 17, 2011 our 13th annual golf outing was held at MacGregor Downs Country Club with 104 golfers participating. Susan Alvey, chairperson, and a hardworking committee of volunteers raised over $22,000 with support from golfers, hole sponsors, major sponsorships and the sale of raffle tickets and mulligans.
Blossoms for Life
This is a year-round giving and fundraising program that provides an opportunity to honor or memorialize a friend or family member through a donation to The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Pam Ayars chaired Blossoms this year, and the ongoing campaign raised $1,600 from October 2011 to mid-September 2012.
The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital hosted six
vendor sales this past fiscal year:
- Masquerade sale on November 14, 2011 netted $1,337
- Infinite Electronic sale on December 7, 2011 netted $1,348.54
- Greg’s On-Site Sales (shoes) sale on February 16, 2012 netted $3,250.22
- Uniforms 2U2 sale on April 20, 2012 netted $2,065.17
- Uniforms 2U2 (stethoscope) sale on June 8, 2012 netted $723.32
- Uniforms 2U2 sale on September 14, 2012 netted $2,148.98
Purchase of supplies amounting to $4,693.37 went to support the efforts of sewing individuals/groups to make handmade items to be distributed to patients and families. $1,000 was from IBM Community Grant Funds.
Other Funding Support
- WakeMed Fuquay (SNF), Garden Fund $395
- WakeMed Fuquay (SNF), Recreation Therapy $268
- Tea for the Soul $233
- WakeMed Cary Hospital Kraft YMCA, Cardiac Rehab Scholarships $1,371
- WakeMed Cary Hospital Perinatal Bereavement $133
- Spiritual Care Meditation Garden Design Fee $1,500
This year our Sewing volunteers contributed 32,489 hours to complete a total of 4,168 baby hats and 3,971 Huggables. Since the project began there have been more than 43,294 dolls and 25,783 hats completed. Our volunteers and friends in the community have contributed many hours of love and care to knit, crochet, sew, quilt and stuff this year. Diane Boyer chaired the Huggables project and acted as liaison between The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital and our Sewing volunteers.
Hospitality Pets Program
The pet visitation program is thriving at WakeMed Cary Hospital. This year 27 teams averaged 256 visits a month for a grand total of 3078 visits to patients on 2 East, 2West CVIC, 2W ICU, 2W MSIC, 3 West and WakeMed Fuquay (SNF). More than 15,400 visits have been made since the program’s start at Cary Hospital in 2006.
Denise Galloway, President
The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital