The mission of the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Auxiliary is to increase public awareness of the valuable services provided by the Center For Hope and to raise funds to enable them to continue in their mission of caring for everyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

The Auxiliary provides the means for extra financial support through the Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show, the Hope Chest (a second hand thrift store located in Westfield), and additional events and drives throughout the year.

The Fashion Show is traditionally held in October and is usually attended by over five hundred women. Auxiliary members work in many different capacities to ensure the success of the event. Planning begins each January and committees offering volunteer opportunities include our Grand Raffle ticket sales, our Parade of Prizes, Table gifts, 50-50 sales and, of course, the fashion show itself.

Our thrift store, The Hope Chest in Downtown Westfield (26 Prospect Street), is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and gladly accepts donations of new or nearly new clothing and household items on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Volunteers work in three hour shifts and are asked, if possible, to work a minimum of two shifts per month. To learn more about The Hope Chest, click here.

Some of our other fundraisers have included wine tastings, theater nights, art auctions and bus trips. Many of our auxiliary members also volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in other capacities.

The Auxiliary brings to its members a spirit of purpose, friendship and spiritual fulfillment. Through its monthly meetings and fund raising activities, the members feel a sense of purpose in what they accomplish and enjoy developing new friendships. They also realize a spiritual fulfillment in knowing that what they do is assisting others as they journey toward their final destination.

The Auxiliary always welcomes new members. With the Center for Hope Hospice expanding in its outreach, many are needed to assist the Auxiliary in their endeavors. If you are interested in more information, please call or visit The Hope Chest in Westfield (908-233-9973), call or visit the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care offices in Scotch Plains (908-889-7780), email [email protected], or fill out the form below.

Meetings are generally held the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. Please call the Hope Chest or the Center's main number to verify the date and time. Meetings are held in the Conference Room in the Center's administration building (1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076).

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