Fine Arts & Crafts Show At UH Parma On Nov. 17-18

Start your holiday shopping early at the Parma Hospital Auxiliary’s Gallery of Gifts, their biggest fundraiser of the year. The arts and fine crafts show takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Auditorium of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center.

Artisans and crafters will offer jewelry, accessories, holiday florals, and ornaments as well as ceramics, wall art, and pet items. Bakery and chocolates will be for sale, and a raffle will feature items donated by the artisans and crafters. Admission is free.

“The Auxiliary exists to serve the patients and enhance the healing environment of the hospital,” says Jill Kusmierek, Manager of Volunteer Services. “In all our interactions with visitors and patients – whether as greeters in the waiting rooms, transporting patients, or staffing the Healing Grounds coffee shop or the Gift Shop – we try to positively impact the patient experience.”

In 2014, the 348 members of the Parma Hospital Auxiliary volunteered 46,323 hours in 40 different areas of UH Parma Medical Center. The Auxiliary donated $76,000 to the UH Parma Medical Center last year, purchasing wheelchairs and walker bags, funding scholarships for student volunteers, and providing complimentary Plain Dealer newspapers.

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:54 AM, 11.04.2015