The gift shop in Ketchikan Medical Center’s lobby is a popular shopping location, and all the money it raises goes toward grants for Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center clinics in Ketchikan and on Prince of Wales Island.
This year, gift shop volunteers awarded nearly $40,000 in grants. According to PeaceHealth, those grants will go toward equipment and supplies for the home health, speech therapy, physical therapy, surgical, urology, birthing center and sleep center programs; and the Prince of Wales clinic.
The grants range from $250 for a training kit, to $14,000 for a bladder scanner.
According to PeaceHealth, the gift shop is looking for more volunteers to staff the store. It’s currently open most weekdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Information about volunteering is available at the gift shop.