Thursday, October 25, 2012

GRMC Auxiliary Angel Tree An Annual Holiday Tradition

The Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary hopes to fill its tree in the the medical center with angels. This project is a way to honor or remember loved ones through the purchase of an angel ornament for the tree. The GRMC Auxiliary will begin selling the ornaments on Thursday, November 1, in The Glass Gift Box at GRMC. 

This year’s angel ornament is made of brushed pewter with small clear jewels in the dress of the angel. After Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season, more angel ornaments are added to the tree as they are purchased. They remain on display in the admissions department of the hospital until the week of December 17 when the ornaments may be picked up and taken home by the person who purchased the ornament or given to the honoree. The tree will remain on display until after December 25.

Funds raised will go toward the purchase of new beds for GRMC and the auxiliary scholarship fund for individuals pursuing a healthcare degree. This year the auxiliary provided $5,000 in scholarships to area residents entering or continuing a healthcare education.

To purchase an angel and support the work of the GRMC Auxiliary, stop by the GRMC Auxiliary’s gift shop, The Glass Gift Box. Ornaments will be sold from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16. Angels are $10. For more information, contact the GRMC volunteer coordinator at 641-236-2588. 

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