Since 1968, the Cottage Hospital Auxiliary has steadfastly worked to support Cottage Hospital in their delivery of a positive, quality healthcare experience for our area community. The Auxiliary is a non-profit organization whose financial support for projects and initiatives comes from generous donations, membership dues, and fundraising events.
The Cottage Hospital Auxiliary mission is to support the Hospital in its efforts to provide quality healthcare. This mission is accomplished by assisting with programs, promoting services, and investing in equipment. In addition, the Auxiliary is focused on improving the comfort of patients and their family members to improve the overall healthcare experience at Cottage Hospital.
A principal annual fundraiser is conducted to support major needs identified by Hospital Administration. After 13 years of running a golf tournament, a "Big Ticket" Raffled was conducted in 2016 which produced over $9,000 to support the Hospital's new Geriatric Behavioral Health 10-bed unit.
The Auxiliary's other fundraising activities include hosting refreshments at the Bradford, Vt I-91 Rest Area, a Thanksgiving bake sale, a Memory Tree, Spring Dinner Basket Raffle, and a Spring and Fall Book Fair.
Membership in the Cottage Hospital Auxiliary is open to everyone, including hospital employees. The Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Cottage Hospital with the exception of July, August, and December when the Memory Tree Dedication Ceremony is conducted followed by tree trimming in the hospital.
If you would like to help contribute to our mission of supporting Cottage Hospital while having fun and enjoying camaraderie, there are various ways to be involved. If you enjoy helping others, write well, like to bake, have a green thumb, are creative, or have financial or administrative abilities... we want and need you as a member. Participation ensures success! Annual dues are $10 or $75 for a lifetime membership. Please consider joining us!
The Auxiliary's 2020 officers are Co-Presidents Marcia Selent and Carolyn Hofmann; Vice President, Dottie Long; Recording Secretary, Don Perlee; Corresponding Secretary, Karen Rajsteter, and Treasurer, Laraine King.
To find out more about Cottage Hospital Auxiliary or to become a member please contact either of our Co-Presidents, Marcia Selent at [email protected] or Carolyn Hofmann at [email protected] , call 603.747.9707 or print, complete and return the Auxiliary membership application available via the link below.