The East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary has closed its gift shop, the Sunshine Boutique, after 40 years. The auxiliary had too few volunteers to sustain the operation.

Through the years, the auxiliary raised more than $2 million for the hospital in the shop.

Items purchased with proceeds from the gift shop included furnishings for a room in the emergency department, an X-ray machine for the emergency room, equipment for the pediatric unit, a hot tub for the Wellness Center, and special gowns and X-ray equipment for the Breast Care Center.