The Auxiliary

The Shore Medical Center Auxiliary is the medical center’s original fundraising organization, with an incredible 80-year history of philanthropic support and accomplishment. It's rich legacy dating back to 1940 has helped build new facilities and buy new equipment since Shore’s founding. We are very proud of and grateful to all of the Auxiliary members who have generously volunteered their time and effort for the benefit of our patients. The Auxiliary combines fun and a sense of mission to give back to Shore for the care and dedication it provides to the community.

Tree of Lights

Each year, the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosts its Tree of Lights fundraiser and invites the community to join them in honoring or remembering loved ones during the holiday season.

With a donation of $10, $20, $50, or more, community members can have the name of their loved one inscribed in the Tree of Lights Book of Remembrance, a heartfelt tribute that will be prominently displayed in the hospital lobby next to the Tree of Lights throughout the holidays. Each light on the tree represents an individual honored through Tree of Lights donations. The Auxiliary officially illuminates the Tree of Lights in a heartfelt recognition ceremony in early December.

72nd Annual D. Allen Stretch Memorial Golf Tournament

The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our supporters who made the 72nd Annual D. Allen Stretch Memorial Golf Tournament a grand success! The event was held June 7th 2023 at the picturesque Greate Bay Country Club and was filled with excitement and sportsmanship from start to finish.

We are so grateful for your contributions and generosity, and we look forward to seeing you again at our future events. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact on our community.

An all-volunteer organization, the Auxiliary offers a wide range of programs and activities to which members can contribute their time and energy. From organizing fundraising events, to operating the medical center’s gift shop and two thrift shops, the Auxiliary provides important links to our community.

Our members are hard working, dedicated volunteers of all ages, who enjoy working together to help Shore and our community while also having fun. The Shore Medical Center Auxiliary is a wonderful forum for social interaction, meeting new friends and networking with some of the area’s most dynamic and successful people – all while giving back and ensuring all of us enjoy the highest quality care.

Since 1940, the Auxiliary has contributed more than $16 million to benefit Shore Medical Center. Our Auxiliary exemplifies the great things that happen when a community and its medical center work together.

Carole Schiavo Kids Swim for Health

The Carole Schiavo Kids Swim for Health is an annual event held at the Mainland Recreational Center in Linwood, NJ. It is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center – the hospital’s original fundraising organization.

It began in 1982 as the Kids for Kids Swim-A-Thon, which originally funded special pediatric projects at Shore Medical Center. The first year, swimmers raised $8,500, and to date, the group has raised nearly $300,000, with proceeds now going toward cancer care at Shore.

“I am very proud to be a part of something that has impacted so many people," said MRA swim coach Michael Schiavo  "As a coach, it is really fun for me to watch the kids embrace the challenge and responsibility of the Kids Swim. They learn a lot about themselves, and the longer distances motivate them to train harder and improve their performance. This event gives kids an opportunity that they would never normally have.” 

In 1989, the event was selected as one of the top ten fund raising ideas in the United States by the American Hospital Association.

In 2017, the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center recognized the MRA’s long-time commitment by presenting them with the New Jersey Hospital Association Partnership in Volunteering award for continuing the tradition and motivating young fundraisers to support healthcare in their community

Gift & Thrift Shops 

Thrift Shops
There are two Shore Medical Center Thrift Shop locations for your shopping convenience. For information on our Thrift Shops call the volunteer office at 653-3543.

Gift Shop
The Shore Medical Center Auxiliary operates the hospital's gift shop and uses the proceeds to support important hospital projects. For information call the volunteer office at 653-3543.

For more information or to join the Auxiliary call 609-653-4646.