The Medina Regional Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization that has raised more than $400,000 since opening the gift shop in 1985. The auxiliary manages the gift shop in the hospital and has held several charity gala fundraisers over the years. Funds raised have been used to purchase medical equipment for the hospital. The new gift shop opened in January 2008 and generated more than $10,000 in sales during its first year of operation.
The auxiliary sells a variety of items in the shop, including a nice selection of jewelry, sunglasses and handbags; handmade afghans; candy; gift sets for newborns and new mothers; books and lots of small, unique gifts for birthdays, showers and last-minute occasions. The gift shop is run entirely by volunteers with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Medina Regional Hospital.
The auxiliary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax-deductible contributions and memorials can be sent to: MRH Auxiliary, c/o Mary Ann Lutz, President, 3100 Ave. E, Hondo, Tx 78861. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from September to May. New volunteers are always welcome.
For more information call 830.426.7749 or 830.426.7886.