The Auxiliary's purpose is to promote and enhance the goals and services of the hospital and its affiliates, promoting it as a caring community health care leader. The Auxiliary shall provide educational, financial and volunteer services for the organization, in accordance with the objectives established by the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (HCMH) Board of Trustees.


HCMH Auxilians serve patients, families and visitors in the following areas:

  • Gift shop/thrift shop
  • Information desk
  • Imaging and surgical services desks
  • Emergency room
  • Clerical
  • Knitting (view knitting instructions)

Annual Projects

$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital welcomes you to shop jewelry and accessories to benefit the hospital's Volunteer and Auxiliary departments. Cash and credit accepted. Hugh Chatham employees may also pay by payroll deduction.

Shoe Fair

Need stylish, comfortable shoes at great value prices? Don't miss the hospital's shoe fair, presented by Shoes 'N Stuff. A portion of proceeds benefit the hospital's Volunteer and Auxiliary departments.

Love Light Tree

The Love Light Tree is sponsored by the hospital Auxiliary each Christmas. For a donation of $5 or more, a snowflake is placed on the Auxiliary's Christmas tree located in the hospital's main lobby. Snowflakes can be placed on the tree in memory or in honor of a loved one. Funds realized from the snowflakes help support projects such as the Books for Babies program, bears for pediatric patients and yarn for the knitting program. Love Light Tree form »

The Annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital recognizes April as National Volunteer Month. The hospital hosts a luncheon each year that recognizes and rewards volunteers for the value and significance they bring to our patients and organization. This celebrated luncheon is held during Volunteer Week in April each year.


The Auxiliary sponsors continuous projects such as the Prayer Shawl Program, Books for Babies, and teddy bears for pediatrics. Through these projects, the Auxiliary recently fulfilled a pledge to the HCMH Women's Imaging Center for mammography equipment. Currently, the projects are funding a pledge to the HCMH building campaign.

If you are interested in any of these projects, please consider Auxiliary membership for $5.

Contact Us

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities, please call the volunteer services office at 336-527-7208.

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