Childerguild Hosts Book Fair March 27 & 28 at Silver Cross Hospital
Childerguild will host a Collective Goods (formerly Books are Fun) Book Fair Monday, March 27, and Tuesday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Seasons Dining Room at 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, check and major credit cards accepted. Shoppers will receive a free tote bag with any $25 purchase.
For more than a century, Childerguild has helped 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 Hospital. In the early years, Childerguild raised funds through private donations and by hosting card parties. Today, proceeds from annual events such as the Childerguild Ball along with the efforts of Childerguild members to operate the hospital’s Gift Shop has allowed the organization to donate over $3.2 million to Silver Cross Hospital. For more information about Childerguild, call the Silver Cross Volunteer Department at (815) 300-7117.