The Kirby Auxiliary is a group of more than two hundred volunteers dedicated to supporting Kirby Medical Center. Auxiliary members participate in a variety of service and fundraising activities. The Auxiliary operates a gift shop in the promenade of Kirby Medical Center which offers all types of merchandise -- from candy to clothing, greeting cards to home décor items, seasonal decorations to collectibles, jewelry to books. The profits from the gift shop are donated to the hospital equipment fund each year and have been used to purchase monitoring equipment, a machine used for processing x-rays, defibrillators, and much more. Through the efforts of Auxiliary volunteers, Kirby Medical Center can contain costs and ensure a high level of quality.
The Kirby Auxiliary provides up to twelve $1000 scholarships each year to Piatt County students who are pursuing their college education in a medical field. Auxiliary members staff free blood pressure screenings each Tuesday and Thursday morning. Auxiliary members volunteer their time for blood drives, held every eight weeks. Auxiliary members make over 125 telephone calls each month to Care Link clients, to verify that their emergency call equipment is working properly.
Our fundraising efforts take on many forms: thrift sales twice each year, an annual Card Party for members and guests, the Country Pantry bake sale held each year in concurrence with the Monticello Christmas Parade, purse and uniform sales, and the Monticello Garden Walk.
All these activities provide fun for the volunteers who participate and funds for the Auxiliary's annual donation to the medical center. The Kirby Auxiliary welcomes new members at any time. Annual dues are $10, payable each June.
Anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary is asked to stop by the Kirby Medical Center Gift Shop or talk to any auxiliary member for information. Or, download our brochure and application here.