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A Helping Hand from the FMH Auxiliary


The FMH Auxiliary has made a five year, $1 million pledge in support of the James M. Stockman Cancer Institute.

The volunteers of the FMH Auxiliary bring warmth, comfort and hospitality to our patients, visitors, and staff every day. In addition, this remarkable organization made the first signature gift to The Time is Now campaign, pledging $1 million to the effort.

The Auxiliary is raising the funds to fulfill this generous pledge with the proceeds from many different projects and events. Two of their largest projects are the FMH Gift Shop and the Select Seconds thrift store in Downtown Frederick. From purchasing to merchandising to staffing, both projects are run entirely by volunteers—lowering overhead and greatly increasing donations to FMH.

GiftShopVolunteersThe FMH Gift Shop is located along the hospital’s recently opened main corridor connecting the Outpatient (Green #1) entrance with the rest of the hospital. The newly renovated gift shop is open 365 days a year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, offering sodas and snacks, balloons and flowers for all occasions, toys and plush animals, an assortment of baby items to celebrate new arrivals, and many seasonal and gift items.

A familiar site at 8 East Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick for many years, Select Seconds thrift store carries good quality, second-hand clothing for women, men, children, and infants. Select Seconds also has collectibles, antiques, jewelry, small furniture items, books, toys, games, and gift items for sale.

Did you know? In 2015, 668 FMH Auxiliary volunteers contributed 85,098.75 hours of service. Interested in learning about the many volunteering opportunities at FMH? Call 240-566-3567 for more information.