Hospital Auxiliary Completes $150,000 Pledge for Walk-In Clinic
Plans underway for next Yard Sale, Book Sale fundraiser

The last payment of $30,000 on the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s $150,000 pledge, to help equip and furnish the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic Downtown at Brunswick Station, was made in early January.

Carolyn Gibson, Auxiliary president, presented the check to Mid Coast Health Services CEO Lois N. Skillings, thanking our mid coast communities for making the support possible. “Without the support of our communities, we could not raise the money that we do. For example, every item donated to the yard sale is a show of support for the hospital and its high quality healthcare. The Auxiliary is truly grateful that our fundraisers are extremely successful, and we thank all citizens for their contributions,” Gibson said.

Speaking of the yard sale, Gibson said another lease has just been signed for the former Bookland store at the Cook’s Corner Mall for the 2013 yard sale to be held May 17, 18 and 19. The first donation drop-off day is Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to noon, and will be held every Saturday until May 11. Wednesday drop-offs start April 3 and continue until May 8, also 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-offs are at the back door of Bookland.

The Auxiliary’s spring used book sale will be at the hospital’s Café Conference Rooms April 4 and 5, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Donations of books may be left at the backdoor of Bookland, starting Saturday, March 2, and every Saturday in March, 9 a.m. to noon. Textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books and books in disrepair are unacceptable because they do not sell.

Gibson said another Auxiliary pledge for the hospital will be announced early in the spring. In addition to pledges, the Auxiliary awards $40,000 a year in healthcare scholarships to mid coast students, and also supports the hospital’s healing garden, Teddy Bear Club and palliative care program. Deadline for scholarship applications is April 15 and may be found on the Mid Coast Hospital website, View Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary's healthcare scholarship information here.