Let's Build a New Hospital — Piece by Piece

Let's Build a New Hospital - Piece by Piece


Registration Opens February 1

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary is very excited to present its first virtual puzzle fundraiser! Join us in building a new hospital —piece by piece.

To be part of the fun, simply register using the link above to buy puzzle piece(s) at $100 each (plus a $3.00 process fee) or customize your donation. Perhaps get a group together to buy a piece of the puzzle and then watch it transform from shovels in the ground to something wonderful!

PLEASE NOTE - If you want to choose a particular puzzle piece, then you can ONLY do so via the HandBid website. The HandBid app only auto-chooses puzzle pieces.

 All proceeds from Let’s Build a New Hospital benefit the Auxiliary’s $3.1 million pledge to establish the Pediatric Section of the Emergency Department at the Valley Hospital in Paramus and to fund an endowment for Valley Home Care’s Butterflies—a pediatric in-home palliative and hospice care program for seriously ill children.  The Auxiliary may provide additional financial support to other Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Valley Health System initiatives.

Only 100 puzzle pieces are available, so don’t miss this opportunity to do your part in bringing the new hospital to fruition. It will change the lives of millions!  Experience the Power of Giving!

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The Power of Giving

A Message From Denise Downey, Auxiliary President

Denise Downey

Dear Auxiliary Members and Friends,

Here we are at the start of the third decade of this millennium. Yes, there is debate as to whether this decade began on January 1, 2020, or January 1, 2021. Whichever you prefer, Happy New Year!

I would like to thank everyone who organized and participated in our Tree of Light ceremony in December. In particular, thank you to Mary Seminara and her entire committee along with all of the speakers and musical performers who made this event a moving tribute to so many people. 

Continuing with our Central Board Series, I encourage you to watch January’s presentation featuring Nicole Fuller, Outpatient Registered Dietician Nutritionist from Valley Dining.  Nicole is discussing healthy weekday meals and answering many interesting questions. I thank Nicole for her participation and for presenting such useful information. I am also excited to announce that Mary C. Collins, RN, MSN, APN-BC, HN-BC Director of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Specialty Programs will be our speaker in February.  Mary will be discussing women’s heart health — a relevant and important topic being presented in recognition of National Wear Red Day on February 5, and showing support of heart disease awareness. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this topic. Thanks to our Co-VPs Membership, Ann Swist and Lisa Beslity, along with Bobbi Zientek for organizing the Central Board Series. Stay tuned for information and the link to watch this presentation.

During these cold winter months, we will be launching a new fundraising event, which we are calling Let’s Build a New Hospital—Piece by Piece.  Puzzle pieces may be purchased for $100 per piece plus a small processing fee. I’m sure you can appreciate the challenges of launching fundraising opportunities virtually and I commend our Co-VPs Ways and Means Elaine Heimberger and Jean Meloro for their creativity in designing this opportunity.  If anyone has other good ideas, feel free to pass them our way.

I look forward to continuing to update you on important events within the Auxiliary, and I thank you for your participation in and support of Auxiliary meetings and events.  Let’s stay connected! 

With my warmest wishes during these cold winter months,

- Denise Downey, President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary was a major catalyst in the founding of the hospital, raising funds and establishing community support years before the hospital opened. Today's Auxiliary, which consists of members from many local communities, remains an integral part of hospital life.

Our Mission

The mission of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary is to:

  • Serve as community liaison for the hospital
  • Assist the hospital through a variety of traditional and non-traditional volunteer services
  • Raise funds for vital hospital programs

Our Pledge

Since its inception, the Auxiliary has helped serve local communities by raising funds for specific healthcare programs and services. To date, the Auxiliary has donated more than $18 million to Valley.

The Auxiliary’s current pledge is to raise $3 million to establish the Pediatric Section of the Emergency Department at The Valley Hospital in Paramus, and $100,000 for Valley Home Care’s endowment for Butterflies, a pediatric in-home palliative and hospice care program for seriously ill children. The Auxiliary may provide additional financial support to other Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Valley Health System initiatives.

Ready to support our pledge? Make a donation today.

Auxiliary Events

The Auxiliary’s events are always the talk of the town! In addition to having a great time, attendees contribute to the Auxiliary’s pledge to support the hospital.

Local branches of the Auxiliary also host fashion shows, guest speakers, raffles, theater trips and more. 

Learn more about upcoming events and RSVP today!

Recent Events 

Auxiliary check presentation 11/20/20
Denise Downey, Auxiliary President, presents a $200,000 donation check to David Bohan, VP & Chief Development Officer, The Valley Hospital Foundation, for the VHA’s $3.1 million pledge. These funds were raised during The Very Virtual Valley Fall Fest.