DANSVILLE – The Noyes Health Auxiliary and the Spice Box Gift Shop is reinstituting the tradition of presenting a gift to each infant born at Noyes Health.
According to a press release from Cynthia Oswald, Director of the Foundation for Noyes Health, Sue Mettler, owner at the Spice Box, has ordered piggy banks, with a pink ribbon for girls and a blue ribbon for boys, to be distributed to all infants born at the hospital’s birthing center this coming year.
“When my children were born here at Noyes Health they each received a gift from the Auxiliary,” said Mettler, Spice Box manager. “It was a nice tradition that I would like to revisit.”
The Noyes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary which began in 1952 as a small group of local women is now a group of over 120 dedicated volunteers from Dansville and the surrounding communities whose primary goal is to conduct fundraising projects and donate the proceeds to Noyes Health.
Oswald added that their biggest source of revenue is the Spice Box Gift Shop and Coffee Bar, located in the hospital lobby. The Gift Shop began in 1962 as a cabinet with items to purchase in the main lobby of the “old” hospital and is now a full service shop with dedicated space in the hospital lobby carrying unique gift items, jewelry, fresh flowers and coffee bar open to the public.
The Auxiliary has sponsored and donated to many of the hospital’s improvement projects throughout the years and is the second largest donor to the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department which opened in June of this year.
Oswald invites anyone interested in volunteering donating to contact Sue Mettler, Manager at 585-335-4288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CAPTION: Spice Box and Auxiliary Volunteer, Mary Hoad, Spice Box Gift shop and Coffee Bar Manager, Sue Mettler and Spice Box Volunteer and Auxiliary President, Geraldine Long.