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The Hospital Auxiliary is an advisory committee that supports, enhances and promotes health care in our community through volunteering and fundraising initiatives. They help to provide much-needed necessities to the patients of the hospital, as well as to the local community.

Auxiliary members are residents of the communities served by the hospital, active and retired hospital employees and communicants of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. Members meet 10 times per year for general membership and working group meetings.

Initiatives supported by the Auxiliary have included, a Back to School Drive, Adopt-a-Family Program,Toy Drive/Children’s Holiday Party and the Mother/Baby Initiative.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Hospital Auxiliary has re-imagined new tactics to conduct these initiatives in a safe and impactful way. Initiatives and the logistics to carry them out have been simplified and are facilitated mostly online to minimize in-person shopping and large gatherings. Please read below to see how you can support the auxiliary during this very challenging time. Your support is needed now more than ever!

Current Auxiliary Initiatives



It's that time of year again! St. John's Episcopal Hospital Auxiliary invites you to participate in the Adopt-a-Family program. This year, more than ever before, we need your help to provide patients and families with much-needed items.

Click here to visit the link for the Adopt-a-Family Donor Registration Form. Feel free to share it with your family and friends. Please mark your calendar with these important dates and logistics:

  • Friday, October 16, 2020 – Deadline for returning the online Donor Registration Form
  • Monday, November 2- Monday, December 7 – Gifts can be delivered throughout this time, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, or shipped directly to:

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital/Episcopal Health Services, Inc.

377 Oak Street, Suite 209

Garden City, NY 11530

Attention: Nancy Leghart

If you can't Adopt-a-Family this year, you can make a tax-deductible gift of any size and let us pick out the items needed most. It's easy. Click the online form, fill it out and submit: Adopt-a-Family Direct Donation. If you prefer to mail in a check, please send it to the same address as above.

Please feel free to direct any questions to one of our subcommittee members:

June Gerbracht 516-785-5807

Maria Finley 917-282-9873

Phyllis Fibleuil 718-949-8699

Ancilla Friday 718-251-3339

Alicia Gonzalez 718-869-8058

We are so grateful for your ongoing support in making this important program a success. Together, we will make the upcoming holiday season a blessed and joyous occasion for patients and families in need.

Toy Drive/Children’s Holiday Party

The Toy Drive will be contactless, for our Children’s Holiday “Grab and Go” Event. We invite you to donate NEW, UNWRAPPED toys for children ages 6 months to 12 years old.

Click Here to view the flyer

If you are interested in participating, log in to your Amazon account and then click here to purchase toys directly from our Amazon Smile Wish list. The toys range from $7-$15.

We also accept cash donations at

Mother/Baby Initiative

To be determined.

Back to School Drive

This year was our 4th annual Community & Back-to-School Wellness Event. We re-imagined this year into a safe “Grab and Go” event, and offered pediatric wellness appointments. We had a fantastic turnout, distributing 500 bags of school supplies and PPE to children in the community.

Here are some photos from the event, our sponsors who contributed to the school supply fund and a story published by The Wave.


to join our AUXILIARY

The Hospital Auxiliary has always been there to help and assist. St John’s is thankful to past members, and strives to continue the tradition of hard work and community service into the future.

To join the Hospital Auxiliary, please click here to fill out the online application. For more information, please contact Nancy Leghart, Director of Foundation at or 718-869-8062

327 Beach 19th Street Far Rockaway, NY 11691 | TO REACH US: (718) 869-7000

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