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Encore Shop plans Christmas opening

Silver Cross resale shop begins holiday sales on Nov. 2-3

Published: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 2:59 p.m. CST

NEW LENOX, Ill. — Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop, the Encore Shop, will host its Christmas Opening Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Items available for purchase include holiday decorations, adult and children’s seasonal clothing, toys, household items, books, jewelry and more.

The Advisory Board raises funds for Silver Cross Hospital by operating a resale shop, called the Encore Shop which celebrates its 51st anniversary this year.

The Encore Shop, which recently relocated and expanded to the Hershman Building on the former Silver Cross Hospital campus at 1301 Copperfield, Joliet and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the new Encore Shop in Joliet or in the collection bin outside Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

For more information, call either the Encore Shop at (815) 300-7642 or Volunteers Services at Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7117. 

For more than 50 years the Encore Shop has been operated by a volunteer group of women called the Silver Cross Advisory Board.

In the past 11 years, the Advisory Board has donated more than $935,000 to Silver Cross for the purchase of X-ray equipment for the Emergency Department, ICU beds, laptop computers for Home Health nurses, dialysis and mammography equipment, surgery carts and instruments, cardiac software, and a new pick-up truck used to maintain the grounds of the hospital campus.

The group recently completed a $75,000 pledge to purchase the water feature in the Dralle Serenity Garden outside the new Silver Cross Hospital at I-355 and U.S. 6 in New Lenox.

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities.

To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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