Auxiliary at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London Trying New Fundraiser
The Auxiliary at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London is hoping book lovers also have a sweet tooth. The Auxiliary will host a bake sale in addition to a book sale on Mon., April 4. “Bake sales always seem to go well,” said Barbara Gruening, president, noting bake sale success during the annual fall Bazaar.
For the last three years, the Auxiliary had hosted just a book sale, utilizing the Books R Fun organization. Book sales were held in the fall and spring. Book titles included fiction and non-fiction titles, cook books, children’s books, craft kits and more.
The Auxiliary wanted to switch things up this time by offering the sale of baked goods such as pies, cookies, donuts, bars, breads and more. “It’s all homemade,” said Gruening, noting auxiliary members will donate the treats for sale.
All proceeds from the bake sale would be put toward the fund for one or two $1,000 scholarships the Auxiliary awards to a graduating senior pursuing a career in the healthcare field and attending a 2 or 4 year program. “We thought that would draw more sales if people knew it’s going for something specific,” she said, noting the Auxiliary gets a percentage of the book sales proceeds.
The bake sale and book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 in the Pigeon Room and Wolf River Room.
For more information, call Barbara Gruening, president of the Auxiliary at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London at 920.982.4311.
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 34 clinics in 14 counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. Construction of ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center in Appleton is underway. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.