Red Stocking Silent Auction draws big crowd

December 10, 2012

John Fox, MD, bids on one of the 170 items up

for bid at the Red Stocking Silent Auction

When it comes to caring for others, Mercy co-workers don’t stop when their shift is over.  Many go the extra mile to serve on boards, lead community organizations or lend a helping hand to their fellow neighbor.

And despite the many obligations that people are expected to fulfill during the holiday season, co-workers at Mercy found the spare time to do more. They used their talents to create works of beauty, tasty treats and items to cherish for years all in efforts to help their fellow co-workers have a brighter Christmas season. 

December 6th marked the fourth Red Stocking Silent Auction where co-workers bring their wares (nearly 170) and donate them to the cause. The public is invited. All proceeds benefit Mercy co-workers with financial need.

Years ago, a few women in the medical records department started the event.  It has now grown into one of the best fundraisers of the year.  Now, co-workers throughout the hospital -even their family members and kids - contribute to the auction.   This year’s event raised over $2,000.

The Mercy Cares Committee organizes the silent auction as well as other fundraising events for the Red Stocking fund throughout the year.

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