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Alice Hyde Auxiliary donate toys, books to ED, Dental Clinic, Pediatrics, The Alice Center


Patients, families and residents being cared for at service lines across UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center will see and feel the generosity of members of the Alice Hyde Auxiliary, after the group made donations of toys, books and other items to Alice Hyde’s Emergency Department, Dental Clinic, Pediatrics clinic, and The Alice Center.

The items come from the group’s Gift Shop, which remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and include stuffed animals, children’s books, magazines, coloring books, crossword puzzles, Sudoku and more, said Mary Tatro, Auxiliary President.

“Though our gift shop in the hospital remains closed for now, we are proud to continue serving our community and our local hospital,” said Tatro. “There’s no doubt that the past two years have been very challenging, and we hope that these items bring joy and comfort to the patients and residents who come to our hospital seeking care.”

Tatro said the Auxiliary has adapted to changing rules and regulations for public and hospital health and safety by holding annual sales and events either virtually or outside the hospital, and also recently donated items to the Malone Callfiremen and Malone’s Police Department. The group also recently held sales — one in the hospital for Alice Hyde employees, and a second at St. Andre’s Outreach Center in Malone — to clear inventory from the gift shop and raise money for annual programs like its scholarship awards, which were given in May to high school and college students pursuing careers in health care.

“Thank you to our hospital and to our community for your continued support,” said Tatro, adding that the group continues to plan for its annual fall and winter holiday sales and events later this year. “Watch for our annual sales in the fall and during the holiday season. We’re excited to share these events with our community.”