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.
- Our Story
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
- Tree of Lights
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5pm
CLICK HERE to download a Tree of Lights Donation form.
- D. Allen Stretch Memorial Golf Tournament
Thanks for making the
2022 D. Allen Stretch Golf
Tournament a Great Success!
Special thanks to the Shore Auxiliary for a wonderful fundraising golf tournament this year. We want to thank each and every volunteer that helped put on the amazing event and all of the generous sponsors and participants. Please visit our Facebook page to view photos from the tournament.
- Gift & 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.
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.
- 2022 Auxiliary General Meeting Dates
For time and location information please call the Auxiliary at 609-653-4646