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Auxiliary Continues to Expand Gift Shop Hours at Baystate Wing Hospital

PALMER — The Baystate Wing Hospital Gift Shop continues to expand its days and hours of operation. The gift shop hours are now Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with additional days planned in the near future.

“We are delighted that as community members join our team of volunteers, we are now able to expand the number of days our gift shop is open,” said Michele LaPrade, volunteer coordinator for Baystate Wing Hospital. “We welcome all to stop in the Baystate Wing Gift Shop to find a treat for themselves or a special unique gift item for a friend or loved one.”

For more than 65 years, the Auxiliary has been actively supporting Baystate Wing Hospital through donations made possible by gift-shop sales and various other fundraising efforts. This diverse group of women and men includes teachers, nurse, business owners, both young and retirees, who live in many different communities and are united by a shared commitment to support the mission of the hospital.

Volunteers are currently being sought to fill positions in various departments at Baystate Wing, including the hospital Gift Shop, as greeters, and in patient-care areas. Duties will vary depending on the assigned department. Volunteers are assigned to a department or area according to their interests and the needs of the hospital.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Michele LaPrade at (413) 370-5295.