SMCH Auxiliary Presents 3rd Donation for Putting People First Renovation Project
PHOTO: (Left to right) SMCH Auxiliary & Volunteer Coordinator Kristen Hall and Auxiliary Members Joyce Schleisman, Jean Blum, and Kathy Baker present SMCH CEO Cindy Carstens with a donation towards the hospital’s Putting People First Renovation & Expansion Project.
The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital (SMCH) Auxiliary recently presented a donation of $50,000 to the hospital for its ongoing renovations. In 2020, the Putting People First Expansion & Renovation Project campaign received a pledge gift from the Auxiliary totaling $250,000 for the renovation of the new Heart Strings Gift Shoppe. This most recent donation marks the third installment of that pledge, having paid $150,000 thus far.
The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary members have been a part of every major expansion of the hospital and clinics, contributing time and money to fund drives, and volunteering that “little extra” caring service that makes SMCH outstanding. Funds are raised in several ways – the annual membership drive, gift shop sales, and several annual fundraising events hosted by the volunteers.
“We are blessed as an organization to have a large group of volunteers who are passionate about their mission and helping us meet our goal. Our Auxiliary is an integral part of Stewart Memorial through a variety of activities including community outreach and fundraising,” says Jesse Underwood, Director of Development, Marketing & Volunteer Services. The renovation project is slated for completion at the end of 2023.