GSCC hosts another successful silent auction
Approximately 150 supporters of the Good Shepherd Care Community turned out Tuesday, Nov. 27, for the annual Silent Auction, sponsored by the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Auxiliary. This year’s event was organized by the auxiliary’s Ways and Means Committee and the Hostess Committee, with the assistance of other auxiliary members.
Bidding on items ranging from Branson show tickets and tickets to Kansas City-area events to gifts and items from area businesses, attendees raised enough to purchase a new bath/towel warmer for the nursing home section of GSCC. According to Sherry Graham, assistant administrator at GSCC, the total raised as of this publication is more than $5,500, with more coming in that has yet to be tallied.
“In the past, the Auxiliary has raised money to donate ice machines, curtains, sit-to-stands, Hoyer lifts, towels, bingo prizes, Christmas gift bags for each resident, wheelchair bags, razors, fully loaded vital sign carts, and much more,” Graham said. “Our residents and staff are so fortunate to have such an active Auxiliary, which has a membership of 57 men and women.”
According to LGSH Auxiliary minutes, the first silent auction was held in 1977 and raised $139.65. In 2017 the auction raised more than $5,800. The auxiliary is hoping this year’s total reaches the set goal of $8,000.
“Every item we are able to purchase with proceeds from the annual auction is aimed at making life more pleasant for our residents, which is a goal of the organization,” Graham said.