Founded in 1971, to support the aims and objectives of the hospital, the Auxiliary has supported East Jefferson through volunteer service and fundraising efforts ever since. At its inception, this non-profit group was comprised of community volunteers dedicated to brightening the stays of EJGH patients by delivering books and magazines throughout the hospital. Eventually, the Auxiliary expanded to include a myriad of philanthropic programs and events, including the hospital gift shop, The Sunshine Boutique.
Proceeds from the Auxiliary go towards community programs including education and healthcare. In fact, over the years the Auxiliary has furnished one of the first emergency trauma rooms, a room in the neonatal unit, and bought equipment for x-rays, bone scans, pediatrics, the PACU room (recovery room), The Wellness Center and more.