Childerguild Gift Shop
The Women of Childerguild work together in friendship and dedication operating the Childerguild Gift Shop and hosting the Childerguild Ball to raise funds for Women’s and Children’s Services at Silver Cross Hospital.
Childerguild is a women’s volunteer organization started in 1910 by thirteen married but childless women to help the children of others at Silver Cross Hospital.
In the early years the organization raised money by sponsoring teas, card parties and dances. The annual dance became the Childerguild Ball which is held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
In 1950 the Childerguild Gift Shop opened in the lobby of the old hospital in Joliet, IL. The current gift shop is located in the lobby of the new hospital in New Lenox at the intersection of I-80, I-355 and IL Route 6.
Childerguild is now comprised of 75 members and to date has donated over $2.6 million to Women’s and Children’s Services at Silver Cross Hospital.
If you are interested in learning more about membership in Childerguild, please contact Volunteer Services at 815-300-7117.