MyMichigan Health Gift Shop Volunteers Fulfill Their Pledge of Support

Carolyn Popp and JoAnn Rajewski are the gift shop coordinators at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland. (source: MyMichigan Health)

Volunteers at the MyMichigan Medical Center Midland Gift Shop recently fulfilled their 2021-2022 pledge of support to the medical center. Volunteers donated more than $130,000 to purchase equipment to support patient care, as well as $50,000 to support the future James T. and Elsa U. Pardee Cancer Center (Pardee Cancer Center) .

Equipment purchased through the gift shop volunteer donation included parts that support inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, the behavioral health unit, surgical floor, as well as cardiovascular testing to support the new medical center special care nursery. Additionally, volunteers donated $50,000 to the Pardee Cancer Center.

“The Gift Shop volunteers are thrilled that our efforts are providing needed equipment in several departments,” said Cathy Strong, Gift Shop President. “It is very exciting every year to see how successful our work is in the amount we are able to donate and support MyMichigan Health. We are very grateful to our many customers and supporters.

The 115,000 square foot Pardee Cancer Center is currently under construction on the MyMichigan Medical Center Midland campus and will bring cancer care to one convenient location for patients undergoing diagnosis, treatment, or needing support for the cancer. The Cancer Center is expected to open in 2024.

MyMichigan offers volunteer positions ranging from a few hours a week to a few days a week, including in the gift shop, front desk services, and patient services.

Those interested in volunteering at MyMichigan Health can visit www.mymichigan.org/volunteeror contact Diana Brookens, Voluntary Service Officer, at [email protected]or (989) 839-3340.