UNION — The front lobby of Wallace Thomson Hospital is lined this morning with tables featuring an assortment of jewelry and accessories being offered for sale as part of a two-day fundraiser hosted by the hospital’s adult volunteers.
The Wallace Thomson Volunteers are hosting a $5 Masquerade™ jewelry and accessories sale as part of their ongoing efforts to raise money to purchase medical equipment for the hospital. The sale, which is being held today from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., is open both to the members of the hospital staff and the general public.
“The percentage from the sale we make comes back to the volunteers,” Catherine Childers, hospital volunteer coordinator, said Monday morning. “The money we raise usually goes for buying equipment or whatever else the hospital tells us they need.”
The sale features an assortment of necklaces, rings, bracelets, broaches, and earrings as well as camera cases, wallets, scarves, hats and bags. All items are priced at $5.
The fundraiser is the volunteers’ latest. In March, they sponsored a scrubs sale which featured scrubs, support socks, shoes, stethoscopes, watches and flip-flops. Childers said the volunteers made more than $2,000 from the scrubs sale and those funds, along with those raised by the jewelry sale and subsequent fundraisers, will go toward helping meet the needs of the hospital. She said a second scrubs sale will be held Sept. 24-25 and a second $5 jewelry sale will be held Dec. 19-20.
Childers said the volunteers will hold their next fundraiser May 21-22. She said that fundraiser will have books, cookbooks, and toys for sale.
In the past, the volunteers have used the funds they’ve raised to purchase blanket warmers, wheelchairs; Dinamaps, which is the machine they use to take temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen level; walkie-talkies for surgery, and the golf cart that is used to take patients and visitors to and from their cars in the hospital parking lot.
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