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Learn About Auxiliaries

Advocate and inspire as an auxiliary member

Some of our most dedicated Children’s Mercy supporters are members of an auxiliary. These volunteer leaders play a vital role in supporting our mission and help ensure we can continue to provide the best pediatric medical care in our region.

Through advocacy, philanthropy and volunteerism, an auxiliary is an important way to make a significant difference.

Explore our auxiliaries and reach out about how to get involved.

Mercy Ambassadors

Founded in 2013, this vibrant group of young, civic-minded community leaders supports the mission of Children's Mercy through advocacy, volunteerism and fundraising.

Members show their commitment by volunteering, organizing fundraising events and advocating for Children’s Mercy through speaking engagements.

Friends of Children's Mercy Northland

Friends of Children’s Mercy Northland engages a community of friends, neighbors, families and business partners committed to educate, invest in and nurture the health of all children. 

This important group of volunteers focuses on supporting the needs of Children’s Mercy Northland by raising awareness, sponsoring events and leading the efforts to support the hospital as it expands and provides excellent care throughout the Northland and the region. 

Hands & Hearts for Children Auxiliary

The Hands & Hearts for Children Auxiliary is a dynamic group of leaders dedicated to increasing awareness for the hospital through volunteerism and civic engagement.

The Auxiliary hosts and produces the annual Red Hot Night gala, held in February each year.

Children's Mercy Cancer Center Auxiliary

Founded in 1987, the Children's Mercy Cancer Center Auxiliary provides financial and volunteer support to address the needs of children with cancer and blood disorders and their families at Children’s Mercy. Funds raised support breakthrough research while also providing resources for parents and families of patients seen in the Children's Mercy Cancer Center.

Children's Mercy Century Club

Founded in 1922, this auxiliary has been raising funds to purchase equipment critically needed by Children's Mercy for more than 90 years!

The Century Club is responsible for collecting the coins tossed into the Country Club Plaza’s many fountains, as well as from donation canisters located in stores and restaurants throughout Kansas City. 

Over the years, proceeds collected from Plaza fountains and other Century Club fundraising activities have helped purchase equipment for the Children's Mercy Teen Clinic, a diagnostic microscope package for the ENT Clinic, rocking chairs and much more.

Children's Relief Association

Founded in 1922, the Children's Relief Association volunteers provide a cheerful, welcoming atmosphere for all Children's Mercy patients, guests and employees in the Gift Shops at the Children's Mercy Adele Hall Campus and Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas.

Proceeds from the gift shops allow the auxiliary to make generous contributions each year. Past areas of support include nursing education, research and much needed pieces of equipment.