Riverwood Auxiliary

Riverwood Healthcare Community Auxiliary is committed to the support of Riverwood Healthcare Center through volunteer services, fundraising and the promotion of a positive image to the community. See our Riverwood Healthcare Auxiliary Rack Card for an overview of volunteer opportunities and fundraising activities.


There are over 90 Auxiliary members. If you are interested in joining the Riverwood Healthcare Community Auxiliary, fill out the Auxiliary Online Application, call (218) 429-3916 or email lsandberg@rwhealth.org


The Auxiliary has several important fundraisers during the year including Lights of Love, quilt raffle, bake sales, and book sales.

Lights of Love

Since 1984, the Riverwood Auxiliary has annually honored and memorialized the loved ones of area residents with the Lights of Love Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the lobby of the hospital.   The tree will be on display in the hospital lobby beginning November 1.  The annual ceremony and “flipping of the switch” by the Lights of Love honorary chairperson will not be done this year, but the tree will be lit daily.

In past years, names of loved ones for whom lights have been purchased have been listed on a scroll placed next to the tree until the end of the year.  Lights that decorate the Christmas tree can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5 in honor or in memory of someone. Lights of Love Scroll 2022

To make a donation/purchase a light, print the LIGHTS OF LOVE form. Donation forms are also available at Riverwood in the lobby and cafeteria by the Lights of Love trees.  Funds raised will be used to fulfill the Auxiliary’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the community.

2023 Lights of Love

Please join us on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 1 p.m. in the Riverwood Healthcare lobby for the annual Lights of Love tree lighting in honor and in memory of loved ones. Music will be performed by the First Lutheran contemporary choir and refreshments will be served.

Gift Shop

This unique boutique boasts a variety of gifts from stylish jewelry, scarves and purses to pottery and home décor items. With revenue from the gift shop and other fundraisers, the Auxiliary helps purchase equipment and material for Riverwood Healthcare Center and its clinics.