KMC Auxiliary Awards over $40,000 to Medical Center Projects
February 23, 2015
Not only can shoppers find a trove of interesting items to give - and keep – but proceeds from the Shop are reinvested in KMC through grants for equipment and projects. Almost a half million dollars has been donated since 2000.
Each year at the Annual Volunteer Luncheon, Auxiliary members and other volunteers decide how to allocate proceeds from the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Gift Shop. This year the Auxiliary had approximately $40,000 available.
Gift Shop and Hospice volunteers attending Saturday's annual luncheon.
In the midst of celebrating another successful year at the Shop, the Auxiliary also took time to mourn the passing of long-time volunteer Donna Teal who died February 9. “She was a very unique lady who was kind and caring with a strong faith in all things good,” said Carolyn. “She is missed by many and especially by her coworkers in the gift shop.”
Caregivers Dawn Hink, Sharon Clarkson RN and Ivy Riste from PHMG Surgery made a surprise entrance bearing cupcakes (with hats!), flowers and kind words for Donna. As you would expect, there were tears of sadness and gratitude.
Carolyn Wilsie was reelected President of the Auxiliary, a position she’s held since the beginning of the organization in 1994 when the Gift Shop was a tiny cubby in the Ketchikan General Hospital lobby. Also reelected were Margaret Lynne Vice President, Gloria Manuel Treasurer and Marty West Secretary.
The Gift Shop is open weekdays from 11-4 and often on weekends. New items are added frequently to the shop including baby toys and clothing, snacks, purses, socks, jewelry and scarves. Volunteers are urgently needed. If you are interested please stop by the Shop for information.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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