The McLean Auxiliary

The Mission and Purpose of the McLean Auxiliary

Since 1972, the McLean Auxiliary has provided life enhancement support to McLean residents, patients, families and staff.

The McLean Auxiliary is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the quality of life and wellness for McLean residents, patients and clients.  From the beautiful gift shop with something for everyone, to annual fundraisers, and numerous activities with and for residents, the McLean Auxiliary is an integral part of the McLean family.  Anyone can join the Auxiliary – current and former employees, residents, families of residents, friends and neighbors.

The McLean Auxililary is financially supported by membership dues, fundraisers and the Gift Shop.  The Auxiliary awards grants annually to support residents' services and quality of life activities.  Grants are given for residents' special needs (such as haircuts, personal items, eyeglasses), life enrichment activities and entertainment programs as well as equipment that enhances patient care.

Auxiliary Membership

The McLean Auxiliary relies upon its membership for charitable support and the contribution of time. To become an Auxiliary Member, fill out our application. To review the bylaws of the McLean Auxiliary, please click here

Our Activities

  • All volunteer run Gift Shop
  • Membership socials
  • Fundraisers
  • Bake Sale
  • Casino Games for residents
  • Dining Room Holiday Flower arranging with residents
  • May Day and Veterans Day Flowers for all Health Center residents
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping for residents
  • Art Lounge (different artist each month)
  • Strawberry Festival awarding annual Grants and Scholarship
  • Angel Hearts Gifts - Valentine gifts for all residents
  • Scholarship program
  • Artists Reception for Residents.

Please Join Us-McLean Auxiliary Fund Raiser at Flatbread Company in Canton-March 12th 5-9pm

Flatbread Company Canton has generously offered to give a percentage of the sales on evening of March 12th to the McLean Auxiliary to support the Patient Personal Needs Fund.  Please join us for some wonderful food and drink at Flatbread in Canton.  You will also be able to take a chance on wonderful raffle baskets!

Welcome to The McLean Auxiliary Gift Shop

The McLean Auxiliary Gift Shop is for one-stop shopping. We guarantee you’ll find something for someone you love — and you, too!

Even better, your purchase is a gift that keeps on giving. The store is run entirely by volunteers and purchases support a multitude of activities and needs for McLean residents through the Auxiliary.

Seasonal delights are also available. The shop is located in the lobby of the McLean Health Center and open daily. 
 The hours are:

  • Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday noon to 3 p.m. 

If you are interested in volunteering in the Gift Shop please contact the Auxiliary at or through the Auxiliary voicemail 860.658.3710.

The McLean Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Award

The McLean Auxiliary awards an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to an employee or child of an employee who is pursing post high-school education in a medical or health-care related field.

To download an applications please click here.  Applications are due back March 31, 2019 and scholarship will be awarded June 3, 2019.

The McLean Auxiliary Board Members

Maria Babicki              Lucian Cascio                        Angela Cleveland

Vickie Dirienzo            Judy Fitzgerald                      Pat Gallagher                   

Judy Goff                      Rebecca May                          Connie Norstrom           

 Ann O'Donnell           Louise Polistena-D'Agosto   Jane Stevenson