During the AAMC Auxiliary’s Annual Holiday Luncheon in November, AAMC Auxiliary leadership presented their 2016 charitable gift of $805,000 to AAMC, with funds earmarked for the hospital’s direct patient care programs. With more than 72 years of commitment and 500 active volunteers, the Auxiliary generously contributes more than 140,000 hours of service each year in a variety of capacities for AAMC programs, patients and care areas. Creating a legacy of helping hands and a history of giving, AAMC’s Auxiliary has provided more than $13 million in support to AAMC since it began. This year’s donation was made possible by creative fundraisers organized by the Auxiliary, and sales from the hospital’s three volunteer-run gift shops and our resale shop, Out of the Box.
While volunteering offers vital help to the hospital, the personal benefits of volunteering can be greater. Volunteering at AAMC easily fits into your schedule and areas of interest, including direct patient care, retail, administration and more. Giving back not only helps others, but also can improve your health and happiness.
Are you interested in getting involved with AAMC’s Auxiliary? Contact Volunteer Services Manager Diana Emerson at demerson@AAHS.org.