The Leader Staff

MONTOUR FALLS - The Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary recently announced an $18,000 donation to Schuyler Hospital, in addition to other smaller donations throughout the year.

The funds are being used for a new anesthesia machine for the Operating Room and a bench for families and visitors outside the Hospital’s Main Entrance.

The Auxiliary raises funds for needs at the Hospital and Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility throughout the year with a variety of events, including the Festival of Lights, book and uniform sales, jewelry sales, and a Pasta Dinner sponsored by the Watkins Glen-Montour Falls Lions Club and the Montour Moose Lodge.

Auxilians also co-sponsor the hospital’s largest fundraiser, November Splendor, operate the Gift Shop, and are the friendly faces at the Information Desk inside the Hospital’s Main Entrance.

In addition, the Auxiliary donates to the hospital’s Chaplaincy Fund, assists employees in need through the hospital’s holiday “Schuyler Santa” program, and funds three $1,000 scholarships for two students and one employee furthering their healthcare education. The Auxiliary welcomes new volunteers.

To download an application at www.schuylerhospital.org. To find out more, email info@schuylerhospital.org, or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Updyke at 535-4445.