Guild crowd shot

An Army of Volunteers

It was another busy year for more than 200 NorthBay Guild volunteers.

They worked tirelessly in the hospitals and gift shops, and volunteered at numerous fundraising events, logging more than 21,000 hours of service.

The largest fundraiser for the Guild – the Annual Golf Classic – marked its 33rd year in 2016. The event raised nearly $60,000 with some of the funds earmarked to support NorthBay's growing trauma program.

Carol poses with Volunteer holding popcorn bags on golf course

Sales in the hospital gift shops, the thrift store and special events grossed $301,379. Guild members donate these funds to enhance patient services and NorthBay programs.

In 2016 $100,000 was allocated to purchase baby carriers, blanket warmers, safe patient handling equipment and gifts for newborns.

The Guild also supports the annual NorthBay Nurse Camp, a weeklong program in which high school students interested in nursing careers can get an up-close look at the profession.

About 75 active teen volunteers logged a total of 1,563 hours of volunteer time. All are students in Solano County high schools.

NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement volunteers contributed 2,404 hours of patient and bereavement care for families and patients in their most dire time of need.