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Silver Cross’ Encore Shop plans spring opening

JOLIET, Ill. — Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop — the Encore Shop, will host its spring opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.

Items available for purchase include seasonal decorations, adult and children’s seasonal clothing, toys, household items, books and more. All proceeds benefit services at Silver Cross Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider.

The Encore Shop is located in the Hershman Building, 1301 Copperfield Ave., Joliet — on the former Silver Cross Hospital campus. The newly expanded store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations 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 a variety of medical equipment.  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 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).

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