FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2007

CONTACT: M. “Peggy” Salisbury 908-771-5730;
Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815


Runnells Specialized Hospital Volunteer Guild Vendor Sales For 2008

The Volunteer Guild of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County will sponsor vendor sales throughout 2008. The sales will feature items ranging from shoes and luggage to linens, jewelry and fragrances. 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 14th sale), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are handicapped accessible.

The upcoming vendor sales are:

Jan. 17

Mr. Uniform

Feb. 14

Cellular Needs

March 14 (Friday)

Reese’s Jewelry

March 27

S.O.S. Socks

April 10

Glen’s Bags

April 24

Topical Solutions (health/beauty aids)

May 8

Vikki’s Shoes & Luggage

May 22

S & S Trading (home décor)

June 5

Time Marches On (watches)

Sept. 11

N & N Linens and LGE Jewelers

Sept. 25

In the Bag (purses, luggage and more)

Oct. 9


Oct. 23

R & K Fragrances

Nov. 6

Ron’s Sheets & Towels

Nov. 20

Creative Accessories (personal accessories)

Dec. 4

Holiday Boutique

“There is never a fee for the public to attend our sales,” 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 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.