Auxiliary Donates Hospitality Cart
To be used by volunteers in the FMH oncology department
March 8, 2012
From left: Charlie Woodcock, FMH director of volunteer services; Betty Gatchell, volunteer and Auxiliary member; Shannon Smith, Auxiliary president; and Valerie Taylor and Dawn Girardin-Schneider, volunteers.
The Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) Auxiliary recently presented the FMH volunteer department with a custom-built hospitality cart to be used by volunteers to deliver donated items to patients and family members in the oncology department.
“This cart will be stocked with items donated by community members such as handmade hats and blankets, puzzle books, playing cards, fresh flowers, note cards, refreshments, and oncology-approved personal care items,” said Charlie Woodcock, FMH director of volunteer services. “We specifically chose items that make patients more comfortable, help pass the time during treatment, or brighten their day.”
According to Shannon Smith, Auxiliary president, the charitable group selected W.A. Mitchell to design and build the cart because of its reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship. She added, “We’re so glad to be able to give back to the hospital because of our successful fundraising. It’s a very rewarding feeling for our members.”
The Auxiliary plans activities and special events that raise thousands of dollars annually to support Franklin Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s gift shop is the Auxiliary’s major fundraiser in its mission to provide financial support for the hospital for special projects and equipment. The Auxiliary also raises money by way of membership dues, memorial stones in the healing garden, raffles, uniform and shoe sales, special events, the Remembrance Tree, and more.
New Auxiliary members are always welcome. If interested contact Smith at 778-4726 or e-mail email@example.com.
Volunteers are additionally welcome to provide support and assistance to patients, visitors, and staff. If interested contact Woodcock at 779-2552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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