St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Donates Over $93,000 to the Health Care Foundation 

(l-r): Michele Hunt, Volunteer Coordinator; Pat Heffernan, Co-Treasurer; Mary Lou Sampson, Co-Treasurer; Joanne Hogan, Past President; Lesley Derraugh, President; Barbara Fitzgerald, Secretary. 

The St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary donated more than $93,000 to the Health Care Foundation during the 2017-18 fiscal year to support adult health care at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. A portion of the funds supported the Peaceful Ports program, while a special contribution of $50,000 was given for staff grants in recognition of the Auxiliary's 50th Anniversary. 

The St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary has been active in the hospital since September 1967 as both dedicated fundraisers and volunteers. Today, the majority of their fundraising is done through the operation of the St. Clare’s gift shop, which is staffed with volunteers. They also actively volunteer within St. Clare’s and hold other fundraising initiatives such a draws and bake sales all in support of equipment and comfort items for the hospital .