The Associated Auxiliaries of Riddle Hospital, founded in 1958, existed years before the hospital opened its doors in 1963. Initially hosting fairs, horse shows and galas, the efforts now include proceeds from the Thrift Shop, the Gift Shop and exclusive fundraising events, bringing the total over the years to more than $12 million for the hospital. From the Health Center 3, The Cancer Center, the Main Lobby to the fourth floor Medical Unit, we all recognize just how many projects and equipment have been paid for with these funds.
Recently fulfilling their pledge of $2 Million toward Emergency Department expansion, the group also gave the hospital $757,600 for renovations to a unit specifically for telemetry patients. This year Riddle launched the Nurse Navigator Program for breast cancer patients and The Associated Auxiliaries donated $100,000 to support the services.
The support of The Associated Auxiliaries is highly valued and appreciated by Riddle’s administration and Main Line Health leadership.
The Associated Auxiliaries of Riddle Hospital
Active Officers as of July 1, 2022
President: Donna Meehan
Vice President: Toni Cavanaugh
Correspondence Secretary: Shirley Cook
Treasurer: Christina (Chrissy) Myers
Assistant Treasurer: Alycia Mallon-Buhle
Recording Secretary: Peggy McIntyre
Past President: Catherine (Kathy) Warren
Merry Token Shop: Joyce Cori
Contact The Associated Auxiliaries President, Donna Meehan, at [email protected] or 610.324.3839. The Riddle HealthCare Foundation office supports The Associated Auxiliaries as well and may be reached at 484.227.3525.
The Associated Auxiliaries of Riddle Hospital - Luncheon Meeting
On Monday, June 13, 2022, The Associated Auxiliaries of Riddle Hospital hosted a luncheon at Anthony's Ristorante in Springfield. Donna Meehan, MSN, MHSA, RN-BC, Associated Auxiliaries President, welcomed 26 attendees at the luncheon including Shelly Buck, DNP, MBA, Riddle Hospital President.
Donna thanked Kathy Warren (who was not able to attend) for her years of service as President and Alycia Mallon-Buhle for her years of service as Treasurer.
Dan Green updated attendees regarding the 2022 Virtual Man O'War Gala and Auction and gave a presentation regarding Project S.N.A.P. (Share, Nurture, Act, Preserve) and shared examples of drawings to inspire them to add to this exciting mural which will be in the new front lobby.
Shelly Buck welcomed attendees and gave an update on Riddle's Recent Quality Recognitions, and Riddle's Employee and Financial status. She wished the group success in the coming year as they move forward.
Donna presented and thanked the Auxiliaries' incoming Vice President Toni Cavanagh (past president of the Auxiliaries), incoming Treasurer Christina (Chrissy) Myers, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN, Nurse Manager and incoming Assistant Treasurer Alycia Mallon-Buhle for accepting their positions.
How we raise our millions!
Riddle Thrift Shop
Riddle Thrift Shop benefited Riddle Hospital through the sale of consigned and donated clothing, collectibles, furniture, and household items. The Riddle Thrift Shop is currently closed and any updates will be posted here.
Merry Token Gift Shop in Main Hospital Lobby
“I’m thinking of you”—one of the nicest things one person can say to another. Let us at the The Merry Token Gift Shop at Riddle Hospital help you to say just that to someone special. The Gift Shop offers a wide assortment of unique gift ideas, balloons, cards, candy, magazines and more. You can place an order by stopping in or calling the gift shop at 484.227.3335. The Gift Shop's hours are weekdays 9:00 am–7:00 pm and weekends Noon–4:00 pm. Gifts will be delivered weekdays between 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Weekend deliveries will be dependent upon staffing. Deliveries are made within the hospital only and there is no service charge for delivery. If the recipient is in surgery, your gift will be delivered at the earliest opportunity after a room assignment has been given. If a patient has been discharged before we process the order, or if we are unable to locate the patient, you will be notified by telephone.
Lobby sales and raffles
Opportunities for baskets of cheer, jewelry, baked goods and other delights.
Tree of Lights
On a cold morning in December 1991, The Associated Auxiliaries of Riddle Hospital welcomed guests to the first Tree of Lights Ceremony. That event was held outside with a live tree but in a few years would move indoors where it continues to this day, as the traditional event to kick off the holiday season at Riddle Hospital.
Now the tree is artificial and towers more than 25 feet, decorated with colorful lights, all symbolizing gifts to the hospital honoring a friend, family member, physician, nurse and more. The first chair of the event in 1991 was Alycia Mallon-Buhle who is still involved with the auxiliaries, serving in many roles as a dedicated officer, volunteer and benefactor.
“I grew up with Riddle Hospital being a focus for our family, as my mother, Mary Mallon, was deeply involved in raising awareness and money for the new hospital back in the 60’s. The special way to remember our loved ones and others with the Tree of Lights makes the event both fun and heartwarming for everyone who supports the ceremony and for those in attendance” said Mallon-Buhle.
- $15 Red Light
- $20 Green Light
- $25 Pink Light
- $30 Blue Light
- $50 Gold Light
- $100 White Dove
- $350 Wreath
The deadline for donations is usually the last Wednesday of November.
Join the Auxiliaries
Becoming a member of the Associated Auxiliaries is easy and flexible. You may wish to help with events, attend our fundraisers, purchase items in our shops or become a donor. If you are interested or have any ideas, please call the office at 484.227.3174 or email us at [email protected].