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Adult Volunteers

The Carle Auxiliary was founded in 1959 by a group of dedicated and energetic women. Today, the women and men of the Carle Auxiliary continue their service in a variety of capacities to ensure the comfort and well-being of our patients and staff. In 2003, the Carle Auxiliary Guest House opened its doors to families and loved ones of patients receiving critical care at Carle Hospital.

Carle Auxilians do more than volunteer their time and service —they’re part of an organization with a long history of financial contributions. Their fundraising activities and retail businesses lead to thousands of dollars in donations each year in support of Carle’s mission.


Information on ways adults can volunteer

Carle Auxiliary Resale Boutique

Staffed by volunteers, the Resale Boutique carries a wide variety of new and gently used merchandise. Proceeds benefit the Carle Auxiliary Guest House and other philanthropic projects at Carle.

Hours of Operation:
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday 
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

810 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 326-5001 |

Tax deductible donations of your gently used items can only be made during our store hours. 

We accept: clothing and shoes in good, clean condition, household items, home décor, books, DVD's and CD's, small working electrical items, jewelry, linens, holiday items, antiques, games and puzzles.

We cannot accept: furniture, toys, computers and printers, mattresses and pillows, baby car seats or cribs, chemicals and paint, exercise equipment, text books and encyclopedias, drapes, rods and blinds, televisions, microwaves and Christmas trees over 3 feet.

Payment: Carle Auxiliary Resale Boutique accepts cash, credit cards, debit cards and checks.

Carle Auxiliary Gift Shop

In addition to our online gift shop, the Carle Auxiliary operates three gift shop locations to serve Carle patients and staff:

Carle Foundation Hospital (main lobby)
611 W. Park St., Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3306 |

  • 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday: 
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday
  • Noon - 4 p.m., Sunday

Gifts from this location can be sent to patients at Carle Foundation Hospital. Deliveries are made daily, seven days a week. Please note: Flowers are not allowed in the hospital’s intensive care units.

Carle — Champaign on Curtis
611 W. Park St., Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 365-2840

  • 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday 

Carle at The Fields (administrative center)
3310 Fields South Drive, Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 902-5550

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday