Emanate Health's hospitals wouldn't be here today without the tireless work of our three auxiliaries. They are the force behind the scenes, helping to make our services and care better with every passing year. Let us tell you more about why these groups are so significant in our community.
What are the auxiliaries?
Each of our three hospitals—Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital, Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital and Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital—has their own group of volunteers who focus on fundraising. These volunteer groups are known as the auxiliaries and, together, they accomplish amazing things.
A focus on fundraising
Whether it's a new piece of medical equipment or a hospital renovation, when something is missing that would greatly improve the health care available to our community members, the auxiliary volunteers roll up their sleeves and get to work.
All three auxiliaries have their own separate fundraising activities that they use to help the hospitals grow and improve. Their fundraising activities include running the hospital gift shops and operating the local thrift store, Bargain Box.
At the end of every year, they donate their proceeds to make much-needed hospital improvements.
A history of helping
Altogether, the three Emanate Health auxiliaries have been around for a combined total of 185 years. And during their rich history, they have accomplished incredible things for our community. To learn more about each auxiliary, click below to expand their stories.
Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital Auxiliary
The Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital Auxiliary formed in 1945. Its first project was to furnish the hospital nursery.
Today, the auxiliary operates the Bargain Box thrift shop, which collects merchandise through community donations.
Bargain Box location and hours
216 E. Rowland Ave.
Covina, CA 91723
Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
We're happy to accept Bargain Box donations of your gently used items during business hours.
Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary
Formed in 1959, the Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary helped raise the funds that allowed the hospital to open its doors in 1962. Today, the auxiliary manages the hospital gift shop and meets regularly to organize its volunteer efforts.
Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary
The Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary formed in 1968 (five years before the hospital doors opened), raising money for the capital project, as well as scholarships.
The Foothill Presbyterian community is extremely grateful for everything the auxiliary has accomplished, including the recently completed Geleris Education Center.
Become a member of an auxiliary
Interested in joining this group of hardworking volunteers? Become a member of an auxiliary by filling out our volunteer form.