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), therapeutic recreation music, craft and entertainment programs as well as equipment that enhances patient care.

Our Activities

  • All volunteer run Gift Shop
  • Membership socials
  • Fundraisers
  • Bake Sale
  • Casino Games for residents
  • NEW**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
  • NEW**Angel Hearts Gifts - Valentine gifts for all residents
  • Scholarship program
  • NEW**Artists Reception for Residents

The First Angel Hearts Gifts
On February 14th each resident of the Health Center received a small gift. 
The gifts were something the resident had asked for and those "wishes"
were place on the Angel Heart Tree. 
Friends, auxiliary members and staff took those "wishes" and donated the items. 
So many items were donated that all residents received more than one item!

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.

Auxiliary Upcoming Events 


McLean Auxiliary Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival
Please join us June 5, 2017 at 1p.m. in the Burkholder Community Center!


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 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 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. For specifics regarding candidate qualifications and application process, click here.


The McLean Auxiliary Board Members

Maria Babicki              Lucian Cascio                   Alayna Clark               

Angela Cleveland        Lorraine Daigle                Marge Diachenko      

Vickie Dirienzo           Judy Fitzgerald                Pat Gallagher              

Judy Goff                     Rebecca May                    Helen Molstad            

Connie Norstrom       Rita Rozantes                   Jane Stevenson