100 Years Ago...
"On Tuesday April 22, 1913, a committee of 18 ladies representing the nine churches of Stafford, met at the Johnson Hospital... and formed an organization intended to be the nucleus of a larger society..."
These words open the very first annual report of the Ladies Aid Society, now the Johnson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 100 years ago this spring.
Did you know that their first fundraiser, a food sale which took all summer to plan and prepare, raised a "very generous" $18.75 by selling over 250 donated jars and cans of food?
In more recent years, the JMH Auxiliary proudly raised and donated tens of thousands to support major initiatives, including:
- 25,000 pledge toward the construction of an Infusion Center on JMH's Enfield campus;
- $100,000 pledge toward the Hospital's Emergency Department renovation and expansion project;
- $60,000 pledge to refurbish two patient rooms in the Hospital's Medical/Surgical Units
Today, the Auxiliary is comprised of volunteers from throughout the Hospital's service area who share a common interest in the health and wellbeing of their family, friends and neighbors. A lot has changed over the past 100 years, but our dedication to this community is as strong as ever.
The Commitment is Small, The Rewards are Vast...
Please Join Us
Life can be hectic, but studies show that finding time to volunteer can lend balance and meaning to your life. In the JMH Auxiliary, you will enjoy getting to know a great group of people, develop a stronger connection with your community, and most importantly, experience
a sense of satisfaction and achievement that can only come from helping others.
The Auxiliary conducts annual fundraising events and outreach activities, and also operates a successful gift shop in the JMH lobby that serves not only as a profitable venture, but as an important service to patients, visitors and staff.
To find out how you can become a valued member of the JMH Auxiliary, please call 860-684-8184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org