Kirby Medical Center Auxiliary
Piatt County Volunteer & Fundraising Opportunities
The Kirby Auxiliary is a group of more than 200 volunteers dedicated to
supporting Kirby Medical Center. Auxiliary members participate in a variety
of service and fundraising activities.
The Auxiliary operates a gift shop in the promenade of Kirby Medical Center
which offers all types of merchandise. The profits from the gift shop
are donated to the hospital equipment fund each year and have been used
to purchase monitoring equipment, a machine used for processing x-rays,
defibrillators, and much more. Through the efforts of Auxiliary volunteers,
Kirby Medical Center can contain costs and ensure a high level of quality.
Gift Shop Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
At the gift shop, visitors can buy:
- Greeting cards
- Home décor items
- Seasonal decorations
- And more
Fundraising & Volunteer Services
Each year the Kirby Auxiliary provides scholarships of at least $1,000
each to Piatt County students who are pursuing their college education
in a medical field.
Auxiliary members provide free blood pressure screenings each Tuesday morning
at Kirby Medical Center; they also volunteer their time for American Red
Cross blood drives, held every eight weeks.
The Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts take on many forms: thrift sales
twice each year, an annual Card Party for members and guests, the Country
Pantry bake sale held each year in concurrence with the Monticello Christmas
Parade, and various product sales and events.
All these activities provide funds for the Auxiliary's annual donation
to the medical center. The Kirby Auxiliary welcomes new members at any
time. Annual dues are $10, payable each June. A lifetime membership is $100.
Anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary is asked to stop by the Gift
Shop at Kirby Medical Center for an application or
Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships are available to students in the Kirby Medical Center service
area who are pursuing careers in health-related fields. A student who
is in good standing may reapply annually and may receive the Thomas Dixon
Memorial Scholarship for up to, but not to exceed, three years or six
(6) semesters at an approved institution. Each scholarship will be at
least $1,000. The program first began in 1974 and has afforded hundreds
of young people an opportunity to follow their dreams.
Beginning January 11, 2021, the
Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship applilcation is available online and the Kirby Auxiliary invites qualified students
to apply. When completing your application, you may wish to view the
scoring rubric which will be used by the scholarship committee in evaluating the applications.
Completed applications must be returned to Kirby Medical Center in a sealed envelope
by March 12, 2021.
If you have questions, please contact Sally Olson at (217) 621-8825 or
Deb Johnson at (217) 620-4478 or send them an email at
TDmemorialscholarship@gmail.com for more information.