The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation is pleased to inform you that new mandates are coming under our responsibility.
Since 1954, the BMP Hospital Auxiliaries has been donating its time and raising dollars that are directly invested in the acquisition of equipment for the Hospital. Offering patient essentials such as first-aid products, shawls and books, the Auxiliaries Boutique also offers wonderful gift ideas and treats. As well as running the day-to-day business of the Boutique, volunteers also organize fundraising events on special occasions.
As our two organizations were already working towards the same goal, it made sense to bring us together, reducing the burden and administrative costs of the auxiliaries. We aim to bring the Boutique and its activities into a modern era. Already, a new cash register has been installed, allowing card payments, and a new brand image has been created for the Boutique. Nicole Arbour, volunteer manager of the BMP Hospital Auxiliaries Boutique, is now a member of the BMP Foundation Board of Directors, ensuring effective communication and unification.
We are also pleased to announce that we will ensure the continuity of the Cowansville Elderly home Foundation. For more than 30 years, this Foundation had carried out its philanthropic mission for the specific benefit of the residents of the Cowansville Elderly home. The BMP Hospital Foundation has since created a recreational fund dedicated to the CHSLDs of the RLS la Pommeraie (notably the CHSLD Sutton and Cowansville) which allows more activities to be realized such as: zoo therapy, music, zumba gold, group activities and more. In an effort to maximizing the resources of the organizations, the administration of the Cowansville Elderly home Foundation has chosen to dissolve and entrust the management of its funds to the BMP Foundation for the future.
“It is after much reflection, but also with great emotion, that we have decided to dissolve the Cowansville Elderly home Foundation. Our organization has done a great deal of good for residents over the years and knowing that the BMP Foundation is taking over is a great comfort to us.” – Me Édith Chaput, outgoing President of the Board of Directors of the Cowansville Elderly home Foundation.
This unification is motivated by a common mission: to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare offered to the population of Brome-Missisquoi. The BMP Foundation would like to acknowledge the unwavering commitment of volunteers, members of the Board of Directors and even some of the center’s employees for all these years of effort, which will endure in time thanks to this union.