THE ROTH AUXILIARY FOR CHILDRENTHE ROTH AUXILIARY FOR CHILDREN
The mission of the Roth Auxiliary is to manage and operate the gift shop at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) where patients, families, and employees can enjoy a respite during their time spent in the hospital. In addition, all proceeds... Read more
The mission of the Roth Auxiliary is to manage and operate the gift shop at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) where patients, families, and employees can enjoy a respite during their time spent in the hospital. In addition, all proceeds from the gift shop are used to contribute to payment for uncompensated care so that every patient at LPCH is served.
The Roth Auxiliary has operated the gift shop at LPCH for over 25 years. Since opening its doors in 1991, this nearly all-volunteer organization has, with great pride, donated over $2 million for hospital services that support children and their families regardless of their ability to pay.
In 2018, LPCH opened a beautiful, new hospital which includes a new and expanded gift shop. In the new shop, the Auxiliary continues its tradition of offering a bright and cheerful space for shoppers to browse through a colorful inventory of toys and books, purchase a needed sundry item, or perhaps select a piece of jewelry or soothing spa lotion for a new mom. Most importantly, the gift shop team prides itself in offering a calm and unintrusive place to take a break from the hospital experience.
Volunteering for Roth is rewarding on so many levels. Just looking at a child entering the shop is great. He or she may have undergone a painful procedure but entering a place filled with colorful balloons, stuffed animals, books, toys makes them smile. Parents sometimes need a listening ear and we at the Roth Auxiliary are always there!
Volunteering in the gift shop is rewarding because we have the opportunity to interact with the children and families in a very positive, supportive way. Whether it is helping a child pick out a gift for a new baby brother or sister, taking a phone order from a long distance grandparent then gift wrapping and delivering that gift or just being there for each person who steps into our shop, guests and staff alike. It is heartwarming to know when we go home after our shift that we have made a difference. We are proud to be affiliated with the most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable children's hospital in the country.
by Jan H.
(Administrator for this Organization)(August 13, 2017)
I have volunteered at the Gift Shop for seven years and thoroughly enjoy my time there. I meet interesting families and hospital staff. Each day is different and I get a lot of personal satisfaction in addition to knowing that I have helped raise funds for the many things LPCH does for its young patients.