Auxiliary and Gift Shop

The MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop is located just off the Main Entrance of Mason General Hospital. The Gift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with additional summer hours (May 1 to Sept. 31) on Friday evenings until 7 p.m.

The Gift Shop is staffed by volunteers and all the proceeds from sales fund the medical field scholarships. These are offered each year to graduating seniors in our local high schools and to college students and Hospital employees pursuing careers in the health fields. In May 2019, the Auxiliary awarded $30,000 in scholarships.

The Gift Shop includes a wide selection of gift items, including singing stuffed animals, jewelry, apparel, handbags, baby items, seasonal decor and more.

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History of the Auxilliary

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In the summer of 1950, the administrator of Shelton General Hospital met with seven local women who were interested in organizing an auxiliary to aid the only hospital in the area. Following a luncheon for prospective members, there were 113 ladies willing to participate in fundraising projects.

In 1968, the Auxiliary was reorganized under the name of Mason General Hospital Foundation Auxiliary. The membership continued to grow and over the years, through various money-making projects, MGHF Auxiliary has annually donated funds for new hospital equipment.

The Auxiliary supports and staffs the MGHF Gift Shop within the Hospital with the proceeds going to scholarships for students entering the nursing or other medical professions. You can view the criteria here and apply here. The Auxiliary also supports the Life Line Program to help four low-income subscribers.

Varied fundraising projects over the years have included: card parties, concerts, cookbooks, raffles, and bake sales. The ladies have assisted with the Blood Bank draws and helped with Fantasy Forest activities. If you are interested in joining the MGHF Auxiliary or have questions, please plan on attending the next monthly meeting.

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The Auxiliary made a $2,500 donation in 2019 to ultrasound equipment in our Diagnostic Imaging Department

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