The 66th Holiday Sale hosted by the Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) Auxiliary was held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, and yielded immense success in support of the Hospital and its five Family Health Centers.
When doors opened at 9:30am at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton, shoppers flooded in to find an exciting array of holiday items, handmade crafts, raffle baskets and baked goods, all for sale to benefit the overall patient care and experience provided at CMH.
More than 30 Auxiliary volunteers started preparing for the sale in the spring, selling raffle tickets for a handmade quilt at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market, crafting handmade items, and securing vendors for the big day.
This year was one of the most profitable sales, raising more than $10,000 in support of CMH’s needs. Past funds raised have offset the costs of equipment upgrades, new technology and programmatic purposes supporting employee education and training.
Auxiliary President Gloria Gaudreau noted sincere appreciation to all who participated. “From the generous hospital employees that donate baskets to raffle to the volunteers making items, to every shopper that visited our sale, thank you!”
The CMH Auxiliary has supported the organization since its inception in 1952, with contributions providing a variety of needs. In recent years, donations have funded the purchase of furniture for medical offices, updated televisions for patients, telemetry equipment for patient care, and a humidity alarm for the operating room. “All funds raised by the Auxiliary go back to supporting direct patient care at Community Memorial,” added Jeff Coakley, President and CEO. “The impact our volunteers have is immeasurable, and we thank each one of them for their contributions.”
Always actively recruiting and welcoming new members, the Auxiliary meets bi-monthly in Hamilton and participates in a few different annual fundraisers in support of the organization. To learn more about joining the Auxiliary or other ways to support the services of Community Memorial, please email email@example.com.
For more information about any medical staff providers, primary care, specialty services, and more, please visit www.communitymemorial.org. Community Memorial offers primary care in five locations (Hamilton, Cazenovia, Morrisville, Munnsville, and Waterville) and welcomes patients for all services, including specialty care.