A long time ago the hospital tuck shop was a well known place for bedside get well gifts and a used book or two for those in the hospital. You could always find something to express well wishes or the perfect thing to thank a nurse, doctor or caregiver for providing great care. The tuck shop was always there to help with whatever you might need.
I have been just as guilty as other residents in Carleton Place, not even bothering to go see what was new in our local tuck shop in the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. When I was at their Diamond Anniversary Gala dinner I kept spotting some serous bling on some of our local women that all came from the hospital tuck shop. Could our local tuck shop be a hot spot for fashion accessories?
Well my lovelies– these gals not only still carry candy and books– they have some great fashion pieces in there. Ever so often I will focus on one of their items. Take a look at one of their purses from “Baskets of Combodia”.
Baskets of Cambodia was started in 1996 and quickly became the first major overseas exporter of baskets in Cambodia. In 1997, there was a coup and change of power in government. Throughout this time, Baskets of Cambodia not only operated but also expanded to it’s current level, employing over four hundred artisans throughout Cambodia.
Currently Baskets of Cambodia supplies some of the world’s finest baskets and purses in any price range. We design, manufacture, and distribute to North America and Europe.
Instead of putting undue pressure on prices and seeing quality suffer, Baskets of Cambodia has always provided an upward bias in favor of our workers in Cambodia. This is perhaps the primary reason our baskets and purses are as extraordinary as they are. Our entire business model is progressive as well. We provide a healthcare safety net program, yearly dividends, and schooling options in varying degrees depending on the level of participation of our makers in Cambodia. All these things contribute to produce a quality product that reflects the satisfaction and the growing esteem of our talented makers.
Remember to support out local hospital tuck shop “because they love you to the moon and back”. And yes, the clock is for sale too.:)
Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Fact:
The Auxiliary to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) has dedicated caring members. They donate an average of 20,000 hours per year in support of the hospital. The Auxiliary has made a commitment to raise $1,000,000 over the next ten years through its fundraising activities. The people and businesses in our community are to be commended for their generous support in helping to make this happen, and we thank you!
Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) was opened in 1955 to serve the residents of Carleton Place and surrounding communities – and as a memorial to the lives lost, and the veterans who served in World War I and II.
The hospital serves a large catchment located in the northern portion of Lanark county and adjacent to the western boundary of Ottawa. Combined, the communities primarily served by the Carleton Place Hospital, namely Carleton Place, Beckwith Township and parts of Mississippi Mills and West Ottawa represent a total population in excess of 25,000.