April 17, 2007

CONTACT: Margaret Salisbury 908-771-5730,
Pager 908-539-6418; Norma Sheld 908-771-5815


RUNNELLS Hospital Volunteer Guild Sponsors
Gift Basket Sale

The Volunteer Guild of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County will feature the unique gift baskets for all occasions of “Baskets by Colleen” on Thursday, May 10th. The sale will be held from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the facility, located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights. If you haven’t found that special gift for Mother’s Day or need one for a housewarming or graduation, check out this sale.

“All sales are open to the public,” said Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes, liaison to RUNNELLS SpecializedHospital. “A percentage of each purchase made at these sales is credited to the Volunteer Guild. They use all funds raised to enrich the lives of residents and patients by obtaining items that may include televisions, DVD players/VCR’s and prizes for their bingo games as well as paying for a variety of entertainment throughout the year. The Guild, which makes vendor sales possible, also sponsors a holiday party/gift distribution and a summer ice cream social in cooperation with the Berkeley Heights Lions Club.”

The Volunteer Guild and the Office of Volunteer Services of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital are always interested in recruiting volunteers. Flexible hours and a variety of opportunities exist with resident contact as well as performing other tasks. Anyone who would like further information should call the

Office of Volunteer Services at 908-771-5847.