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An Army of Volunteers

It was another busy year for more than 180 NorthBay Guild volunteers.

They worked tirelessly in the hospitals and gift shops, and volunteered at numerous fundraising events, logging more than 20,000 hours of service.

The largest fundraiser for the Guild – the Annual Golf Classic – marked its 34th year in 2017. The event raised nearly $25,000 with funds earmarked to support NorthBay's Wish List.

Sales in the hospital lobby gift shops, the thrift store and special events grossed $278,391. Guild members donate these funds to enhance patient services and NorthBay programs.

In 2017 $125,000 was allocated to purchase baby carriers, blanket warmers, safe patient handling equipment and gifts for newborns.

The Guild is also a major supporter of 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 77 active teen volunteers logged a total of 1,900 hours of volunteer time in 2017. All are students in Solano County high schools.

NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement volunteers contributed 1,417 hours of patient and bereavement care for families and patients in their most dire time of need.