Silver Cross Encore Shop Re-Opens in New Joliet Location
Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Oct. 5 & 6
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 20, 2012)— (l-r) Bobbi Rand, Kathryn Pitcairn, and Nancy Allen, Silver Cross Advisory Board Current and Past Presidents; Mary Bakken, Silver Cross Hospital Executive Vice President/COO; and Paul Pawlak, Silver Cross Hospital President/CEO, cut the ceremonial ribbon Sept. 18 re-opening the Hospital’s Encore Shop at its new location. The resale shop, which was previously in the former Silver Cross Hospital near the Emergency Department, moved to the northeast part of the campus in the Hershman Building at 1301 Copperfield Ave., Joliet.
The newly expanded store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features a wide selection of gently used adult and children’s clothing, household items, jewelry, books, antiques, and seasonal decorations.
A Grand Re-Opening Celebration has been planned for Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoppers will receive a complimentary gift bag and have an opportunity to a win one of several Walmart Gift Cards.
For over 50 years the Encore Shop has been operated by a volunteer group of women called the Silver Cross Advisory Board. In the past 11 years, the Advisory Board has donated more than $935,000 to Silver Cross for the purchase of a variety of medical equipment. The group recently completed a $75,000 pledge to purchase the water feature in the Dralle Serenity Garden outside the new Silver Cross Hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox.
Donations can be dropped off at the new Encore Shop in Joliet or in the collection bin outside Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. For more information, call either the Encore Shop at (815) 300-7642 or Volunteers Services at Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7117.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).