The Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary hopes to fill its tree in the medical center with angels for the upcoming holiday season. This project is a way to honor or remember loved ones through the purchase of an angel ornament for the tree. The GRMC Auxiliary will begin selling the ornaments on Friday, Nov.1, in The Glass Gift Box at GRMC.
This year's angel ornament is a trio of three small vintage-look angels, silver in color. After Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season, more angel ornaments are added to the tree as they are purchased. They remain on display in the admissions department of the hospital until the week of December 17 when the ornaments may be picked up and taken home by the person who purchased the ornament or given to the honoree. The tree will remain on display until after December 25.
Funds raised will go toward the GRMC Auxiliarys $150,000 pledge to the hospitals Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign, with $100,000 committed to the GRMC Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite. The auxiliarys lead gift for this new area was the catalyst for GRMC to move forward and complete this project.
To purchase an angel and support the work of the GRMC Auxiliary, stop by the GRMC Auxiliary's gift shop, The Glass Gift Box. Ornaments will be sold from November 1 through December 16. Angels are $10. For more information, contact the GRMC volunteer coordinator at 641-236-2588.