Thursday, April 10, 2014
GH Volunteers take to the catwalk for National Volunteer Week
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Contact: Irene Villaverde
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(203) 500-9509 (cell)
Greenwich Hospital volunteers take to the catwalk for National Volunteer Week
April 9, 2014 (Greenwich, CT) – Greenwich Hospital volunteers were celebrated at a special “April in Paris” luncheon on Wednesday, Apr. 8, at the hospital’s 900 King St., Rye Brook campus. The luncheon is held each year during National Volunteer Week to thank the nearly 700 Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary volunteers – ages 14 through 90 – who donate thousands of hours in service (more than 60,000 hours in 2013) to patients, staff and clinical services. The event kicked off with a fashion show featuring volunteers outfitted in daytime and evening attire exclusively from the hospital’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop.
Nearly 150 volunteers were in attendance.
The generosity of our volunteers goes above and beyond volunteer hours. The Auxiliary, formed in 1906 and originally known as the Greenwich Hospital volunteer corps, to date has contributed more than $9.5 million through proceeds from its thrift shop, gift shop and annual fundraising efforts. Past donations have funded new technology and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and supported hospital services, including Cardiology, Maternity, Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing, among others. The Auxiliary also funds annual scholarships for high school graduates studying for healthcare careers.
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