The Grant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s purpose is to support the hospital and its patients by funding special projects, promoting education, and providing public awareness to the community.
The original Grant Memorial Auxiliary was organized when the hospital was built in the late 1950s. Important programs for that early auxiliary included organizing candy stripers for teen volunteers, opening a beauty shop, hosting the annual hospital smorgasbord, offering student scholarships, and providing volunteers for activities.
The original Auxiliary eventually dissolved, but it was resurrected in 2005. Current activities overseen by the Grant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary include:
- Annual presentation of Robert L. Harman Scholarship ($1,000) and Auxiliary Scholarship ($500) to graduating seniors from Grant, Hardy, or Pendleton counties who plan to pursue a medical career
- Bake sales
- Book fair
- Catered scholarship dinner, which funds Auxiliary scholarships
- Chocolate sale
- Equipment donations
- Hospital cookbook promotion
- Jewelry show
- Newspaper articles
If interested in becoming a member of the Grant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, see any current officer or member, pay the annual $5 dues, decide whether to be an active or inactive member (active members regularly attend meetings and volunteer for projects; inactive members serve by paying the annual dues and donating items), and begin supporting the hospital through community involvement.