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The Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary first began when a group of DuPage County residents formed the Downers Grove Hospital Association. The group’s objective was to assure adequate medical facilities would be available for an expanding population. In 1969, the Association undertook the hospital project and gained support from surrounding communities, the local medical society, neighboring hospitals and other area organizations. This group and its supporters were able to begin planning for the construction of Good Samaritan Hospital.

Realizing how effective the Auxiliary was, June Grotefeld was appointed by the Association to recruit more women to help in the fall of 1972.

In the 40 years since its inception, the Auxiliary has donated more than $7.6 million to Good Samaritan Hospital to help cover the costs of hospital projects.

Gingham Tree Resale Shop

The Gingham Tree is operated by the Auxiliary of Good Samaritan Hospital. Located in a separate building on the southeast corner of the hospital campus, the Auxiliary donates all of its proceeds from the sale of gently used goods to the hospital.

Daisy Basket Gift Shop

The Daisy Basket Gift Shop is operated by the Auxiliary of Good Samaritan Hospital. It offers everything from flowers and cards to stuffed animals and clothing items for visitors and patients.


Volunteers fulfill our mission and are a vital part of our health care ministry at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Their selfless dedication of time and talent makes a significant contribution to the quality of care provided to patients and guests alike.

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