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King's Daughters Auxiliary announces $184,300 in funding for programs, installs new officers

King's Daughters Auxiliary announces $184,300 in funding for programs, installs new officers

Each year, King’s Daughters Volunteer Auxiliary provides thousands of dollars in funding to support KDMC community programs and health initiatives that benefit underserved individuals and families throughout the region. During a luncheon on Thursday, the Auxiliary announced $184,300 in King’s Daughters community program funding for the upcoming fiscal year.

Project funding was announced for FY 2017 King’s Daughters community programs, including:

Four new projects:

  • Heart Surgery Education Booklets - $1,600
  • Heart Failure Clinic Patient Support- $2,000
  • Walk-In Care for Schools - $4,000
  • Gift shop renovation - $10,000

Other projects:

  • Community Reintegration Fund - $4,000
  • Newborn Car Seat Safety Program - $21,000
  • Ambulatory Indigent Medication & Service - $7,500
  • Tdap Vaccine Vouchers - $13,500
  • Small Bears for Pediatric Surgery Patients - $7,200
  • Items for Hospitality House Guests - $3,500
  • Patient and Family Resource Fund - $10,000
  • Safe Ride Every Time - $4,000
  • Feeding Those In Need - $8,500
  • Equipment/Supplies for Uninsursed and Under-insured - $10,000
  • Vehicle Lifts for Power Mobility Devices - $12,000
  • Caregiver Assistance Fund - $12,000
  • Home Health Patient Assistance Fund - $15,500
  • Diabetes Support Group - $1,000
  • Emergency Medication Fund - $20,000
  • King’s Daughters Kid’s Kloset - $2,000
  • National Cancer Survivor Day - $15,000
Also at the luncheon, King’s Daughters Auxiliary installed new officers. They are Barbara Thomas, president; Robert Forte, vice president; Connie Hancock, general treasurer; Charlene Qualls, Auxiliary Gift Shop treasurer; Sandy Thornbury, corresponding secretary; and Anna Cooper, recording secretary.

“Our Auxiliary officers and others who sit on the board are active volunteers,” said Anne Sloan, Volunteer Services director. “They also are great ambassadors for King’s Daughters and tremendous advocates for our patients and families.”

“KDMC’s Auxiliary volunteers truly have the biggest hearts,” said Jamie Martinez, Home Medical Equipment. “They make it possible for so many of our customers to
maintain their independence safely and to obtain medically necessary items their insurance will not cover.”

King’s Daughters Auxiliary raises money all year through the Auxiliary Gift Shop sales as well as book, jewelry and special sales events at King’s Daughters.

“The Auxiliary has been an invaluable part of the medical center for 60 years,” said Sloan. “More than 150 volunteer on a weekly basis, and the Auxiliary is one of the largest contributors to the Hospitality House. We truly appreciate their dedication to the medical center and our community.”

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