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St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary awards $45,000 to local groups with Thrift Shop proceeds

Volunteers at the McCall Auxiliary Thrift Shop.
By Laura Crawford, Notes and Announcements
February 10, 2022

At its virtual general membership meeting on Jan. 28, St. Luke’s McCall’s Auxiliary awarded $45,000 in grants to local organizations.

The Auxiliary awards community grants annually. They are funded entirely by proceeds from the St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary Thrift Shop.

“It is a gratifying time of year for the Auxiliary and for those who work tirelessly at the Thrift Shop to be able to continue supporting programs that work to improve the health and wellness of our community members,” said Holly Thrash, Auxiliary grant committee chair.

“The amount of donations they process through the Thrift Shop is truly amazing.”

Cascade Elementary School students Jude Wells and Kaila Hasbrouck express their appreciation to the St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary for supporting the 21st Century Learning Program with a grant. Supporting the students are Krystal Kangas Hanes, program director and Trisha Hillsnapp-Rankin, program coordinator. (St. Luke's McCall photo)

Grants were awarded as follows:

  • $10,000: St. Luke’s McCall Complex Care, provides support for prescriptions for those who would not otherwise be able to pay for necessary medication.
  • $10,000: The Community Medical Fund, helps adults in need of dental care, behavioral health and medical care.
  • $8,500: St. Luke’s McCall Dental – Brighter Smiles program, supports those in need of dental care who would not otherwise be able to afford care.
  • $8,000: The Community Children’s Medical Fund, helps families with children in need of dental care, behavioral health and medical care.
  • $5,000: St. Luke’s McCall Cancer Support Fund, assisting families facing financial difficulties while undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • $2,000: Payette Lakes Ski Club/Little Ski Club, support to purchase automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment.
  • $1,000: Payette Lakes Community Association, supports the purchase of nutritious snacks for after-school and summer youth programs.
  • $500: 21st Century Learning Program, supports the purchase of healthy food for Cascade’s after-school summer program.

St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary is dedicated to supporting St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center and improving the health and quality of life of people in our community. Since the grant program was formed in 2002 and the Thrift Shop was opened, the Auxiliary has raised more than $2.9 million to support the purchase of equipment and expansion of the hospital and in support of community health initiatives. The Auxiliary is welcoming new members that would like to share your time, skills and passion to benefit our community. For more information call (208) 634-2088.

Applying for grants

Local non-profit organizations with a health-related mission are eligible to apply for the grants. Applications are due in September, with funds awarded in January.

About The Author

Laura Crawford works in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.