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Volunteers work 13,015 hours, raise $103,447

St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary volunteers clocked 13,015 hours at their thrift shop through September of this year.

The shop raised $103,447 in profit in that time period compared with $98,765 in the same period in 2021.

Auxiliary president Janet Herzet shared numbers Thursday at the group’s first luncheon since COVID-19.

Auxiliary volunteers are passionate about the work they do, Herzet said.

“The shop is important to our community and surrounding communities,” she said.

It was closed for two weeks in February because of illness.

In 2021, the auxiliary donated $34,486 to the hospital for equipment and programs.

The auxiliary also contributed $3,500 in scholarship money last year and $2,000 more through September.

Through September of this year, the auxiliary has contributed:

  • $7,735 for clinic remodeling, flooring, a cabinet, faucet, and backsplash.
  • $11,836 for a Main St. clinic sign.
  • $2,258 for shelves, stackable chairs, a stool, an exam table, and a scale for clinic outreach.
  • A vital sign monitor, stand and a chair for Senior Solutions.
  • $80,000 for a new ultrasound machine at the hospital.
  • $2,165 to the hospital foundation from proceeds from a benefit dinner.

Total donations to the hospital, clinic, foundation and scholarships were $108,145 through September.

From 1973 through September, the auxiliary has contributed $876,608. It also has contributed $423 to the community.

The auxiliary needs volunteers for its shop. Stocking and sorting volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to noon Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

The shop is open noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The auxiliary also needs cashiers and baggers during those hours.

Last modified Oct. 19, 2022