Every Cheticamp Co-op member is assigned a member number at time of membership sign-up, using this membership number, members can support local charities while participating in the weekly 50/50 draws for a chance to take home prize money.
Here’s how the Weekly 50/50 Draw works:
- A member places a toonie in a provided envelope and then write their membership number on it.
- The member then places the envelope in a box located at our store.
- At the end of the week, one membership number is drawn from the entire pool of members and then compared to the numbers on the envelopes from the box.
- If that member played that week, they win the pot, if that member did not play, the pot keeps growing.
50% of the pot goes to the winning member and the remainder goes to the Cheticamp Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation.
The organization raises an average of $50,000.00 per year. A recent example of their fundraising efforts was the purchase of an Automated Unit Dose Dispensary for the Hospital Pharmacy.
They have established a new goal to purchase a new X-Ray Unit for the Hospital. Daphne Aucoin, the foundation’s former secretary-treasurer stated their efforts cover all residents from newborns to the elderly and everyone in-between.