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Emerson Hospital Auxiliary: teddy bears for pediatric coping kits

Ready to help make our leading-edge community hospital even stronger? If you like to organize, create, cook, network, write, edit, sew, speak in public or just contribute to your community, then the Auxiliary is right for you.

To become a member, download and print the sign-up form. It only costs $30. An Auxiliary member will contact you to discuss your interests. If you have any questions, please call 978-287-3019.

Current Opportunities

The Auxiliary currently needs help with the tasks below. Could you spare a few hours to help? Please call 978-287-3019 or email auxiliary@emersonhosp.org and let us know which project fits you.

  1. Cookbook promoter – Host a recipe-tasting event at local shops to promote cookbook sales. Time commitment is two hours; one time or monthly, as you prefer.
  2. Teddy bear makers – Sew teddy bears for pediatric coping kits, which are given out in the emergency room and pediatric unit. No experience necessary; will provide instructions and pattern. Need individuals or small groups. Work with Wilma Johnson. Time commitment is flexible.
  3. Quilters – Sew lap quilts for Bethke Cancer Center patients. Work with Rose Colosi. Time commitment is flexible.
  4. Pediatric pillowcases – Sew colorful pillowcases for young patients. We will provide pattern and information. Work with Rose Colosi. Time commitment is flexible.
  5. Run/Walk registration – Create pre-registration lists and process Run/Walk entries.
  6. Run/Walk refreshments – Serve water and snacks, including procurement, set-up, staffing and clean-up.
  7. Run/Walk publicity/marketing – Press releases and distribution of posters/flyers.
  8. Run/Walk volunteers for day of event – Registration, refreshments, course layout, water stations, set-up, clean-up, T-shirt distribution, awards ceremony, working with timing, end of race chute, recycling and snacks.
  9. Pre-golf tournament – Assist with gathering individual player handicaps and calculate overall team handicaps. Interface with Nashawtuc Country Club pro to determine teams’ starting locations.
  10. Silent auction coordinator for golf tournament – Work with committee members to secure donated rounds of golf from local golf courses to be auctioned off the day of the event. Write letters to previous donors and follow up with calls or emails. Develop bid sheets to be used day of event.
  11. Raffle coordinator – Work with committee members to secure items to be donated to raffle. Contact previous donors and find new donations. Coordinate raffle ticket sales day of the event.
  12. Golf tournament registration – Work on day of the event to check in arriving golfers. Four people needed.
  13. Golf tournament publicity coordinator – Write article for Auxiliary newsletter, which describes details for the golf tournament event. Assist development office with mailing information to previous participants and potential new sponsors. Update golf tournament website.
  14. Editor, Auxiliary News – Write articles and edit submissions for our quarterly newsletter. Work with Board and publisher on content and layout. Writing/editing skills a plus, good nature and sense of humor a must! Time commitment varies but can be planned in advance of each issue.