The North Arkansas Regional Medical Center’s Nightingale Gift Shop recently presented a $6,000 check to the NARMC Volunteer Auxiliary. This gift brings the gift shop’s total contributions to $30,000 for the current fiscal year.
The gift shop is managed and run by a staff of 12 volunteers. It stocks a variety of flowers, balloons, gifts and baskets for patients, staff and guests.
“I am so proud of the volunteers who work in the gift shop,” said Tucky Zima, manager of Nightingale’s Gift Shop. “The basket ladies and our gift shop buyer, Peggy Jackson, keep everything running smoothly. We have had such a wonderful year and are proud to make such a significant gift to the auxiliary.”
The gift shop contributions were moved into the general auxiliary funds, which will be used to purchase needed medical equipment at the hospital. Since 2006, the auxiliary has donated more than $972,000 to NARMC, in addition to the 40,000 hours of time they volunteer each year to support the goal of providing quality care to patients.
The NARMC Volunteer Auxiliary is a crucial part of the NARMC team. They run information desks, the gift shop and thrift store, in addition to supporting hospital departments and community events. Volunteering provides citizens with an opportunity to serve, grow, learn, make new friends, exchange ideas and feel needed in the community. For more information or to apply to be a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services Manager Robby Scucchi at 870-414-4622.
Pictured are Mary Pledger, Auxiliary President; Tucky Zima, Gift Shop Volunteer; and Peggy Jackson, Gift Shop Volunteer.