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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. To learn more and download the application for Kirby Auxiliary, click here.

Gift Shop

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, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

At the gift shop, visitors can buy:

  • Candy
  • Clothing
  • Greeting cards
  • Home décor items
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Collectibles
  • Jewelry
  • Books
  • And more

Gift Shop

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 volunteer their time to Impact Life for blood donation services, 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, 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 $15, 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.

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.

Application deadline for 2024 scholarship is closed. If you have questions, please contact Jeff Hayes at 217-714-0150 or send an email at for more information.

Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship Application

Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship Rubric