Dallas Chapter

 

Message From Our President

I am so honored to serve as the 2018-2019 president of the Dallas Chapter of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center. This is such a special place, and I know many of you have experienced it firsthand. Last year alone, Children’s served nearly 300,000 unique patients. The mission of Children’s Health is to make life better for children. The Women’s Auxiliary has been here for almost 60 years, and it is our privilege to continue to support this important mission!

The work of doctors, nurses and all of the staff at Children’s is unmatched, and we are here to support them and the needs of the hospital by raising funds to provide the best care possible. We do this by providing our time, treasure and talent through our volunteering and giving! The Auxiliary has several fundraisers, some steeped in tradition and some new, that are successful in raising funds for Children’s Medical Center only because of YOU - our incredible members and volunteers. These fundraisers are much-anticipated events in the Dallas community, and include Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Cards, Sundaes on Sunday at American Girl and Family Night at Six Flags (we just celebrated the 50th anniversary of this event)! We are always looking for volunteers to help with these amazing events, in addition to the Auxiliary’s other programs, which support patients, families and Children’s staff – from delivering treats for staff appreciation, to providing snacks for families in the Critical Care Units, to serving Mother’s Day Dinner and New Year’s Eve dinner to patients and their families, to decorating the hospital halls with holiday wreaths and trees. There are lots of ways for you to be involved, including new opportunities this year, so please join us! In addition to fundraising and volunteering, we have two general membership meetings a year featuring amazing speakers from Children’s, one of the largest and most esteemed pediatric hospitals in the U.S. You won’t want to miss these great events!

In 2017-2018, the Dallas Auxiliary raised more than $677,720 to support crucial programs at Children’s, including pet therapy, volunteer services, rehabilitation and therapy services, critical care services, campus maintenance and the Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. It is especially exciting that the Auxiliary made a $1 million commitment to support the expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department at Children’s Dallas, to be funded over the next five years. We also fulfilled our annual commitment to the Dallas Women’s Auxiliary Endowment, which benefits Family Support Services.

We cannot wait for you to get involved in the Auxiliary! Please take a look around our website to learn more about our fundraisers and activities and to see where you would like to get involved! Whether you serve on a committee, volunteer at the hospital, make a donation, come for a tour, or make a purchase in the hospital gift shop (did you know you can send beautiful flowers anywhere in Dallas to support Children’s), there are many ways to get involved! Let’s make it the best year yet!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can assist you in any way at president.dallas@childrensauxiliary.org.

Thank you for your support!

Lauren Swann
President 2018-2019, Dallas Chapter
Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center

 

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