MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana - The Franciscan Health Michigan City Guild of Volunteers recently donated to the hospital $90,000 in proceeds from various fundraisers in the past year.
The volunteers have been called a backbone of the hospital, since they donate their time and efforts to benefitting not only the hospital coffers that use the money for services, but to help patients and their families. One of the primary sources of income they provide the hospital is through its Gift Shoppe.
This year's proceeds will be used to purchase two stained glass windows in the new hospital chapel as well as a History Wall there.
Shown, from left, are Darlene Manuzzi, co-Gift Shoppe treasurer; Kathleen Nicholson, guild recording secretary; Angie Kmiecik, its vice president-acting president; Dean Mazzoni, hospital president and chief executive officer; Judi Day, Gift Shoppe treasurer; and Jeremiah Mellen, manager of volunteer services and the Gift Shoppe.