The Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary is devoted exclusively to providing meaningful assistance to the patients and staff of Huntsville Hospital. Founded in June of 1964 by sixty women with a giving spirit, the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary started out with a closet-sized gift shop filled with candy and sundries. Today our Auxiliary is comprised of both men and women who staff two gift shops, as well as host two major fundraising sales per year in order to acquire funds for the purchase of vital medical equipment. To date, Auxilians have given over three and a half million dollars for the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment necessary for caring for the patients in our community! Proceeds from sales have enabled the Foundation to purchase items such as Pediatric Cardiac Monitors, Pediatric Bilibeds, a Rapid Tissue Processor for the Pathology Lab, Baby Care DVDís for all new moms, IV Pumps, Dialysis Machines and Medfusion Pumps. . . to name just a few! Auxilians not only volunteer their efforts to raise needed funds but they also assist in patient services by providing clerical assistance to staff as well as hosting the Summer Youth Volunteer Program.
The Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary is a membership organization that operates under an elected Board of Directors, and through an established set of Bylaws and Standing Rules. Members are required to pay dues, wear an Auxiliary uniform and maintain a minimum number of service hours. The Auxiliary also belongs to a state-wide and a national organization of Hospital Auxiliaries. Please contact Volunteer Services for additional information about joining the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary.
It is essential to recognize the efforts and contributions of all volunteers and to provide them with an opportunity for both personal and professional development. Individuals who participate in volunteer programs are given the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge, develop new interests, expand their social and personal support networks, and derive satisfaction from assisting others through compassion and understanding. I want to get involved.