Childerguild Hosts Book Fair Nov. 12 & 13 at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 5, 2012)— Childerguild will host a Books are Fun Book Fair Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Silver Cross Hospital’s Season’s Dining Room. Located n the Lower Level, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. 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.
Founded in 1910, by 13 benevolent women who had no children of their own, Childerguild was formed to benefit the Women and Infant Services as well as Pediatrics at Silver Cross Hospital.
In the early years, Childerguild raised funds through private donations and by hosting card parties. The members took a hands-on approach to this organization by sewing layettes and clown dolls for the pediatric patients at Silver Cross. During the war years, members knitted sweaters for the military and gave financial support to the American Red Cross, Navy League and the Salvation Army. As ardent supporters of the children in our community, Childerguild also made contributions to the Herald News free milk fund and the local community chest.
Today, Childerguild raises funds by hosting their annual Ball and by operating the hospital’s gift shop. Funds raised by Childerguild supports the hospital’s Women and Infant Services Birthing Center. For the past 102 years, the local charitable organization has donated more than $2.3 million to support women’s and children’s services at Silver Cross Hospital. In the spring of 2012, the organization made a $50,000 payment against their pledge of $250,000 to fund the Post Partum unit in the new Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and provided over $55,000 to purchase medical items for the Maternal Child departments.
The Childerguild Gift Shop is open Monday through Saturday and is located in the lobby at new Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Customers are offered many unique items in the Childerguild Gift Shop, which features distinctive gifts, jewelry, unique handbags, toys, books and boutique baby clothes. For more information, call the Silver Cross Volunteer Services Department at (815) 300-7117. For more information about Childerguild, call Silver Cross Volunteer Services 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; one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM byThe Leapfrog Group. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-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).