September 19, 2007

CONTACT: M. "Peggy" Salisbury 908-771-5730;
908-539-6418 pgr.; Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815



The Volunteer Guild of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County will sponsor vendor sales throughout 2007. The sales will feature items ranging from books and fragrances to gift baskets and jewelry. All sales are held in the multi-purpose room of the facility, located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights. Most sales are held on Thursdays (except the Friday, March 16th sale), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are handicapped accessible.

The upcoming vendor sales are:

Jan. 18

Uniform Sale

Feb. 15

Bob’s Sheets & Towels

March 1

Topical Solutions (health/beauty aides)

March 16 (Friday)

Reese’s Jewelry

March 29

Glen’s Bags

April 12

S & S Trading (home décor)

April 26

Gadget Lady

May 10

Colleen’s Baskets

May 24

Time Marches On (watches)

June 7

Books are Fun

Sept. 13

R & K Fragrances

Sept. 27

LGE Jewelers & N & N Linens

Oct. 11

Bob’s Sheets & Towels and Sports Bands

Oct. 25

S & S Socks

Nov. 8

Creative Accessories

Nov. 29

Holiday Event

Dec. 6

Bobbie’s Books & Toys

"There is never a fee for the public to attend our sales," said Union County Freeholder Vice Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital. "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 efforts of the Guild, which make vendor sales possible, also sponsor 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, both adult and junior (age 14 and up). Flexible hours and a variety of opportunities exist with resident contact as well as performing other tasks. Anyone who would like further information about volunteering or the above listed events should call the Office of Volunteer Services
at 908-771-5847.