The SCVMC Gift Shop, located on the ground floor of the Main Hospital, has been staffed by volunteers and managed by the VMC Foundation for over a decade. By all outward appearances, it’s a traditional hospital gift shop. But its function is much more important. All proceeds generated by sales support VMC Foundation initiatives, literally being reinvested into SCVMC. Just as important, the gift shop is an oasis for patient families and staff members who benefit from a welcoming space to decompress and chat with a friendly volunteer. Hospitals can be stressful places, and the SCVMC gift shop offers some much needed respite.