Established in 1967, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has grown to include more than 500 women who support the work of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI). Members give their time, energy, and talent to raise funds for medical care, state of the art technology, and a wide range of outreach and innovative support programs for children and families.
The Auxiliary undertakes five major projects each year, including A la Carte, the Holiday Card Project, Miracle Ball, Race for a Healthier Tomorrow, and the ACHiever Program. Auxiliary volunteers also manage the Playaway Gift Shop in the Arkansas Children’s Hospital lobby. Throughout the past five years, the Auxiliary has contributed more than 1 million annually to the hospital. These gifts have funded such programs as the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children and the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, as well as the Comfort Foods, Good Mourning, and Palliative Care programs.