FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2008

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


Do your holiday shopping at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights


Check out the exceptional Holiday Boutique sponsored by The Volunteer Guild of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County on Thursday, December 4th. The sale will run from
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the facility’s multi-purpose room at 40 Watchung Way in
Berkeley Heights, featuring:

● Jewelry and craft items
● Handbags
● Gift baskets and homemade candy
● The merchandise of Cellular Needs
● Smart Circle coupon books for activities

“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.”

If you can give another gift, give your time to help others. 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. Volunteer work includes, but is not limited to assisting residents with hearing or eyesight difficulties to play games like bingo, working in the coffee shop and assisting office staff. Anyone who would like further information should call the Office of Volunteer Services at 908-771-5847.