Published on June 14, 2019

Silver Cross Employees Donate Toys for Will County Children's Advocacy Center as part the Hospital’s United Way Campaign

Silver Cross Hospital employees recently donated over 100 new teddy bears and plush toys for the Will County Children's Advocacy Center as part of the hospital’s annual Teddy Bear collection during the month of May.   

“We are very grateful for our employees’ giving spirit to help others in the community,” says Tracy Simons, Executive Director for the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital. 

plush toy donationPhoto caption: Pictured from left are Ruth Colby, Silver Cross President and Chief Executive Officer, and Raquel Gutierrez-Clark, Silver Cross Social Worker, with some of the stuffed animals employees donated for the Will County Children's Advocacy Center as part of the hospital’s United Way Teddy Bear collection.

These teddy bears will be given to children who are victims of a crime or assault. The Will County Children's Advocacy Center, which provides counseling and prevention education, allows victims to choose a new teddy bear to aid in healing.

About The Will County Children's Advocacy Center

The Will County Children's Advocacy Center and MDT partners are the front-line responders to reports of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of children, ages 3-17, in Will County, Illinois. In 1995, Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow, established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, in order to improve the integrity of all investigations into allegations of child sexual abuse, while providing hope, healing and justice for the children and their families. Prior to opening the Will County CAC, children who suffered sexual abuse were required to make multiple statements to numerous parties, including law enforcement, child welfare workers and medical professionals, thereby increasing their trauma and enabling predators to exploit minor differences in their various statements. For more information, call (815) 774-4565 or visit

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.