Dial-a-Carol is an annual fundraising event held by the Oddfellows & Rebekahs organizations in Grand Falls-Windsor. In mid-Decemeber, the groups' members gather at VOCM radio to broadscast the live event over the airways. From 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. supporters call in a pledge and request a Christmas carol in honour or in memory of a loved one. The proceeds have been donated to the South and Central Health Foundation for more than 20 years and used to fund various projects and services in children's health.
Supporters Pledge $8,000 at 2013 Dial-a-Carol
The Independent Order of Oddfellows Exploits Lodge 2N and Rebekahs held the 34th Annual "Dial-A-Carol" on 620 VOCM Radio on Sunday, December 15th. This year "Dial-a-Carol" raised funds for the Speech, Language Pathology and Audiology Department at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre.
Thanks to donors our charity will create a more comfortable family-friendly waiting area for young patients visiting the speech therapist or audiologist. The play area will provide a healthy, active, and fun play experience for the whole family.
It will be designed to engage children through wall mounted games and puzzles; a TV that will play educational videos beneficial for parents and children alike. It will have child-size seating as well as kids wall décor and murals in the reception and waiting areas.
You can honor your pledge by either dropping by our office Monday to Friday. We are located in the lobby of the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre. You can also mail it to : South and Central Health Foundation, P.O. Box 739, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, A2A 2K.
Thank You once again for your support!!!
Independent Order of Oddfellows & Rebekahs
Dial-a-carol History for SCHF
Dates Money Raised Equipment Purchases
2012 $6,514 Billichek Assessment for newborns
2011 $7,506 Medfusion Syringe Medication Pump
2010 $7,982 OBS Family Room
2009 $7,250 Vital Signs Monitor & Breastfeeding Chair
2008 $8,380 Newborn Hearing Screening (Audiology/OBGYS)
2007 $5,000 Treadmill for Physiotherapy
2006 $7,900 Automatic Blood Pressure pump
with Oxygen Monitor
2005 $4262 Isolet
2004 $8200 Event Monitor
2003 $6875 CT Scanner
2002 $7500 Fetal Heart Monitor
2001 $8000 CT Scanner
1999 $9700 Portable defibrillator/ Cardiac Monitor
1997 $10,000 Dialysis Unit
1996 $8000 Auditory Evoked Potential Unit
for hearing loss in Children
1993/94 $ 48,189 Yag Laser - fundraised by provincial
group as well as local
1992 $9750 Middle Ear Analyzer
1991 $12,326 CT Scanner
1990 $10,025 non invasive Pacemaker
and Defibrillator/Monitor with special
1989 $7520 2 Apnea Monitors
1988 $14,975 Krista Pardy Intensive Care Room -
Pediatric Monitor, Oxygen Analyzer,
Easy Chair, Aerosol and Mist Tent,
Electronic Blood Pressure Apparatus