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AMH White Cross Auxiliary doing virtual fundraiser

Alton Memorial Hospital’s White Cross Auxiliary is going virtual with its fundraising efforts to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the next several weeks, the Auxiliary is giving the community the chance to support AMH with donations that will also allow donors the opportunity to support local restaurants and wineries.

As announced earlier, the Auxiliary’s annual “Girls on Grapes, Boys on Brew” fund raiser has been canceled for 2020 because of the pandemic. People can still have a chance to make a donation to the Auxiliary and receive a gift card to one of the restaurants or wineries that typically participates in GOGBOB.

“Letters have been mailed to past attendees of GOGBOB,” said Susie Pruetzel, president of the White Cross Auxiliary board. “But we want to give anyone who would like to donate a chance to do so.”

The schedule of gift certificates is as follows:

Those donating $25 to $50 will receive a $10 gift certificate.

Those donating $51 to $100 get a $20 gift certificate.

Those donating $101 to $150 get a $30 gift certificate

Those donating $151 to $200 get a $40 gift certificate

Those donating more than $200 get a $50 gift certificate

To request information and donate, call Susie at (618) 660-7375.  Response envelopes are requested to be returned by Sept. 14.

The Auxiliary uses the donations to purchase needed equipment for Alton Memorial Hospital. Last year, the Auxiliary purchased new Stax wheelchairs that are used to transport patients from the Duncan Wing lobby to wherever they need to go inside AMH.

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