Friday, February 3, 2012

Silver Cross Encore Shop Holds Antique & Collectible Sale on February 3 & 4

Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop—the Encore Shop, will hold its annual Antique and Collectibles Sale Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Some of the items available to purchase include Swarovski Waterlily candleholder, metal Tonka bulldozer and Radar jeep, Structo auto transporter truck, Horsman doll, 1930 Chevy hood ornament, rare plates, hand painted cups and saucers from Japan, photo book with metal pictures, and a 1934 Swit keychain.. Cash will only be accepted for purchases.  All proceeds from the Antique Sale benefit Silver Cross Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider.

Over the last few years, the Advisory Board has donated over $250,000 to purchase beds for the Intensive Care Unit, laptop computers for Home Health nurses, dialysis equipment, surgery carts and instruments, and a new pick-up truck used to maintain the grounds of the hospital campus.  The Advisory Board completed a $56,000 pledge to fund the purchase the most advanced mammography diagnostic equipment. Then the Board selected to purchase the mammography processor to go with the diagnostic equipment. The group also recently completed a pledge of $150, 000 to fund X-ray equipment for the Emergency Department.  The group recently donated $75,000 to fund The Dralle Serenity Garden water feature at the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital opening on Feb. 26, 2012 in New Lenox.
The hospital’s Advisory Board operates the Encore Shop, which is located northwest of the hospital’s Keck Emergency Pavilion off Walnut Street in Joliet.  The Encore Shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are welcome.  For more information, call Volunteers Services at Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7117. 

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