Childerguild Hosts Book Fair March 26 & 27 at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (March 12, 2014)— Childerguild will host a Books are Fun Book Fair Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Season’s Dining Room in the new Silver Cross Hospital, 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. Proceeds benefit Women & Children Services and Silver Cross Hospital. For more information, call (815) 300-7117.
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 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, donating over $2.9 million to fund maternal/child care projects as Silver Cross Hospital. The Childerguild Gift Shop is open Monday through Saturday and is located in the main lobby at Silver Cross Hospital. Customers are offered many unique items in the Childerguild Gift Shop, which features exclusive gifts, jewelry, unique handbags, toys, books and darling baby clothes. For more information, call the Silver Cross Volunteer Services Department 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 a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross 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).