candy striper


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candy striper

n.
A volunteer worker in a hospital.
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CANDY STRIPER The stripe mantra for this season is 'the bolder the better'.
If the goal of the newsletter (or perhaps just that issue) is to get people to volunteer for something--perhaps teaching a religious ed class, being a candy striper in a hospital, or some other function--include stories by or about volunteers who find what they do tremendously satisfying and enjoyable.
When I was a teen, I realized that I wanted to make a difference in the health and lives of others, so I became a candy striper at a community hospital in Canada.
As a member of the executive of the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, she, along with an amazing troupe of amateur performers, raised thousands of dollars towards completing the construction of the hospital and raising funds for the Candy Striper Program.
It started when I was in high school and began volunteering as a candy striper .
Their official title is junior volunteers, but even years after the red- and white-striped pinafores gave way to teal polo shirts, people still call them candy stripers.
The canine candy stripers visit critically ill patients, encourage stroke and accident victims to exercise to regain lost physical skills, and help widen the world of handicapped children.
Waitresses, looking more like candy stripers in red-and-white striped aprons, refill coffee cups.
In the small-town community hospital of old, there were candy stripers and doctors' wives to make life a little more bearable for the patients, but this was a modem, urban, public hospital.