Childerguild Hosts Book Fair Nov. 15 & 16 at Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet, IL (Nov. 1, 2010)— Childerguild will host a Books are Fun Book Fair Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. A variety of popular children’s books and games, cookbooks, self-help books and other interesting adult books will be available. Cash and major credit cards accepted.
For 100 years, Childerguild has benefited women and children at Silver Cross Hospital. Founded in 1910, by 13 benevolent women who had no children of their own, Childerguild was formed to benefit the obstetrics and pediatrics departments at Silver Cross. In the early years, Childerguild raised funds through private donations and by hosting card parties. Today proceeds from annual events such as the annual Childerguild Ball along with the efforts of Childerguild members to operate the hospital’s Gift Shop has allowed the organization to donate over $2.3 million to fund maternal/child care projects at Silver Cross Hospital. For more information about Childerguild, call the Silver Cross Volunteer Department at (815) 740-7117.