FRANKLIN, NH- Members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently held their Annual Meeting to review initiatives of the past year and ways to best support the hospital and community services moving forward. Inspired by a long history of fundraising and philanthropic giving, the group welcomes new ideas, new requests, and new members.
Held in November at Franklin Regional Hospital the Auxiliary’s Annual Craft Fair raised just shy of $2,200. The fair is a great opportunity to purchase hand-made gifts and everything needed for the holiday season, while supporting local artists and crafters.
In early December the Auxiliary’s signature fundraising event brings community members together for the annual Lights of Memory celebration. In its 30th year this past year’s ceremony honored dear friend Becky Ames, and recognized countless loved ones. $2,392 was raised from this heartfelt event in 2013, with funds designated to the employee scholarship program.
The Gift Shop at Franklin Regional Hospital is a hidden gem in the town of Franklin. Run by volunteers the gift shop offers everything from flowers and cards to beautiful jewelry and unique gifts. Every purchase supports important initiatives at Franklin Regional Hospital, ultimately benefitting patients and staff.
Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary is also involved in the Lifeline program – a community and FRH initiative that offers seniors in surrounding towns special access to emergency services. The Auxiliary is proud to donate the Lifeline service to select community members who may otherwise be restricted by financial barriers.
Auxiliary members are proud to support community initiatives through events such as the Red Dress Gala; the Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K; the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic; and the hospital’s involvement at Franklin Community Day. The Auxiliary is proud to be a $5,000 Cornerstone Level donar to the LRGHealthcare Capital Campaign.
In addition the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary has also purchased important equipment for hospital departments over the past year, offered financial assistance in the form of scholarships to employees seeking certifications and further education in their field, and also helped to enhance patient comfort through smaller gestures such as donating hand-made pillowcases to pediatric patients.
In a nutshell, the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary truly goes above & beyond to make the hospital and community a better place. The Auxiliary is always looking for enthusiastic new members! If you’re interested in learning more please call: 934-2060 ext. 8780 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
PHOTO: Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary members recently convened for their Annual Meeting where they reviewed accomplishments of the past year. Pictured left to right (front, seated): Past FRH Auxiliary President Christine Dzujna and current President Linda Finnie. Back row (l to r): Cynthia Langevin; Wanda Belyea; Jo Brown; Ellen Husband; Marilyn Plourde; and Ellie Collins. (Absent from photo: Kandi Iberger)