About the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary
The Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary is a fellowship of volunteers dedicated to supporting each other, Mammoth Hospital, its patients, and the community. Mammoth Hospital (“the Hospital”) and the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary (“the Auxiliary”) are separate non-profit organizations, however, they are deeply intertwined. In fact, Mammoth Hospital owes its creation to the Auxiliary which was established in 1968 by a group of Mammoth locals who recognized the growing community would soon require a hospital. This group took it upon themselves to spread awareness, raise funds, and, eventually, campaign to pass a bond measure to fund the construction of Mammoth Hospital which opened in February 1978.
The Cast Off & The Auxiliary’s Philanthropic Work
Today the Auxiliary owns and operates The Cast Off, the town’s busy and successful thrift store. There are no paid employees at The Cast Off; it is 100% volunteer run. As a result of the these many dedicated volunteer hours, the Auxiliary donates all proceeds from The Cast Off to the Hospital and the community. Since its inception, the Auxiliary has donated over:
- $4 million to the Hospital to support the purchase of new equipment and development of the Hospital to meet community demand
- $566,000 in college scholarships to local residents pursuing a degree in a medically related field
- $114,050 in high school achievement awards to local students
- $50,000 to local and international disaster relief efforts including relief funds for victims of the: Atlantic Hurricane victims (2017), Northern California fire (2017), Round Valley fire (2015), devastating typhoon in the Philippines (2014), Walker/Coleville flood (2010), and destructive Haiti earthquake (2010).
The Auxiliary also supports the Hospital through the Hospital Service Program which provides volunteers, occasional transportation, and housing to patients and their families. They host annual blood drive and assist with health outreach in the community. And last but not least, The Cast Off provides a key service to many local residents, helping them furnish their households and purchase clothing they could not afford to buy otherwise.
There’s no doubt among Mammoth locals that The Cast Off, the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, and all its dedicated volunteers are town jewels!
In 2018 the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary donated a whopping $100,000– that’s $100,000 earned from hundreds of volunteers hours running The Cast Off– to support the expansion of Mammoth Hospital’s Family Dental Clinic. As residents of Mono County know, there is a critical shortage of dental services in our community. The Auxiliary’s donation will enable Mammoth Hospital to expand our Family Dental Clinic, doubling it in size, increasing the availability of much needed dental services.
In addition, the Auxiliary is working towards another $87,000+ donation to the Mammoth Hospital Foundation to support the purchase of a Tomosynthesis machine. This machine is the most cutting-edge new resource in the battle against breast cancer, transforming digital mammograms from 2D to 3D images, enabling detection at an earlier stage and increasing the likelihood of effective intervention. In addition to the initial $87,000, the Auxiliary is directly donating all earnings from “Think Pink” Saturday sales toward the purchase of the $350,000 machine. Thanks to the hard work of the Auxiliary and its volunteers, Mammoth Hospital will be able to bring this life-saving resource to women and families throughout the Eastern Sierras!