In September 2022, the leadership team at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) partnered with Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC to launch an initiative to bring smiles and snacks to front-line workers at the hospital. The Care Cart is stocked with snacks, treats, drinks and an assortment of non-food items, and is taken around daily by leaders of the organization to departments in the hospital, giving the teams something to boost their energy and spirits.
“With everything our team has been through we wanted to find a way to raise their spirits,” says Derek Desroches, communications specialist and care cart champion, GBGH. “It brings so much joy every time the cart goes out, our teams love when it stops by their departments.”
Steve Jacklin, owner of Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC heard about the Care Cart, and was inspired to support the initiative for its first year with a donation to buy the cart and keep it stocked.
“We are proud to sponsor the Care Cart for the teams at GBGH,” says Jacklin. “These folks are working so hard to look after our community – our neighbours, friends, loved ones – and it is so important that we do what we can to look after them as well.”