The Holly Auxiliary is a branch of Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, Inc. and is comprised of members from Barnegat, Waretown, Forked River, Whiting and Bayville.
The purpose and objective of the Holly Auxiliary is to promote charitable fund raising and volunteer activities. The Holly Auxiliary is proud to work cooperatively with Southern Ocean Medical Center in developing the Hospital interests and ensuring the realization of its future potential.
In pursuit of its objectives, the Holly Auxiliary operates a Thrift Shop that is located in the Waretown Plaza on Route 9 near the Waretown Post Office. The Holly Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The Shop is entirely staff by volunteers who are members of the Holly Auxiliary and every member of the Auxiliary makes a commitment upon joining to work in the Shop.
The Holly Thrift Shop depends completely on the generosity of our neighbors to help us turn their donated merchandise into dollars to support Southern Ocean Medical Center, their community hospital. And it is indeed, a treasure trove of merchandise that comes into the Shop and out to the residents of our communities – from a recently donated piano and a beautiful accordion to antiques the quality of which proves a great and wonderful surprise to the volunteers opening the bag for the first time. The Holly Auxiliary takes pride in being a welcoming organization and operates it Shop with a welcoming philosophy. Everyone is welcome to join the Holly Auxiliary and every customer is welcomed like an old friend into the Holly Auxiliary Shop whether it’s his or her first or fiftieth visit. All that is required in either case is a sincere desire to help Southern Ocean Medical Center either by working or buying.
The Holly Auxiliary meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from January through June and from September through December. Meetings are generally held in the Waretown Community Center.
Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation
1140 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ 08050 609-978-3040 (phone)