The auxiliaries of Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) and Rockville General Hospital (RGH) are organizations dedicated to supporting the hospitals. Since the inception of these organizations, members of the auxiliaries have worked as volunteers at the hospitals to raise funds that have been donated to the hospitals to purchase equipment and enhance services.
The Auxiliary of Manchester Memorial Hospital celebrates 90 years of service in 2013 and to date has donated more than $4 million to the hospital. The Auxiliary also is involved with special services such as coordinating the Tree of Love during the holiday season and running the following shops: the Gift Shop at MMH, the DeQuattro Boutique specializing in products for cancer patients undergoing therapy, the Café at the DeQuattro Cancer Center, The Coffee Shop serving the Ambulatory Care Center, and The Penny Saver Thrift Shop on Broad Street in Manchester.
The Rockville General Hospital Auxiliary recognizes 70 years of service in 2013, and to date has distributed more than $1.6 million to the hospital. The Auxiliary also is involved with special services such as coordinating the Light of Life during the holiday season, hosting the Bountiful Baskets fundraiser each fall, and running the Gift Shops at RGH and Woodlake at Tolland.
Hundreds of men and women in the community are members of the auxiliaries. Membership dues are a nominal amount, and there is no pressure to be an active member unless one wishes to do so. Joining the auxiliary is a way to give back to the community and its community hospital.
For more information on The Auxiliary of Manchester Memorial Hospital or to join, please call 860.647.4760.
For more information on the Rockville General Hospital Auxiliary or to join, please call 860.872.5141.