Yellow tags will flutter everywhere on Friday, Sept. 28, when the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary hosts its Tag Day blitz. This annual event has been a GRMC auxiliary tradition for nearly 90 years where area residents are asked to make a donation in exchange for the bright yellow tags.
"Our auxiliary and the hospital continue to be strong because of the exceptional support from the communities we serve," says Carol Jordan, GRMC Auxiliary Tag Day chair. "Tag Day, along with other fundraisers, allows the auxiliary to make significant contributions to GRMC that positively influence patient care. We hope the community again chooses to support the auxiliary and our work for GRMC."
Area residents from all the communities in the GRMC service area are encouraged to stop at participating businesses or collection places to make a donation. Tables will be set up in Brooklyn, Grinnell, Toledo, and Victor. In Grinnell look for auxiliary members at GRMC, Beckman's Gallery, Brown's Shoe-Fit, Comeback Cafe, Fareway, Frontier Cafe, Grinnell State Bank, HyVee, McNally's, Pioneer Bookstore, Post Office, Saints Rest, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo Bank, and Yumi's.
Tag Day supports the auxiliary's projects every year as they have for generations. This year's goals include supporting the GRMC campaign to buy new beds for the medical/surgical unit at GRMC, providing $5,000 in healthcare-related scholarships, supporting The Poweshiek Nest program for new mothers with $3,000, and providing outreach education through the annual Women's Health Focus and Baby Fair. This is all done in addition to their ongoing goal to be a positive influence on the patient experience at GRMC through patient and volunteer services.
For more information or to be an auxiliary Tag Day volunteer, call 641-236-2588.