FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2008

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


Runnells Specialized Hospital Volunteer Guild Vendor Sales For 2009


The Volunteer Guild of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County will sponsor vendor sales throughout 2009. The sales will feature items ranging from shoes and luggage to linens, jewelry and fragrances. All sales are held in the facility’s multi-purpose room, unless noted otherwise below. RUNNELLS is located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights. Most sales are held on Thursdays (except the Friday, October 9th sale), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are handicapped accessible.

The upcoming vendor sales are:

Jan. 15

S.O.S. Socks

Jan. 29


Feb. 12

Cellular Needs

Feb. 26

In the Bag

March 12

Ties Unlimited (clothing)

March 26

Jewels & More

April 9

Gourmet Cookies & Baskets

April 23

Vikki’s Shoes & Luggage

May 7

Books Are Fun

May 21

Active Wear Plus

June 4

S & S Trading

June 18

N & N Linens & LGE Jewelry

Sept. 10

Time Marches On

Sept. 24

R & K Fragrances

October 9 (Friday)

Reese Jewelry

Oct. 22


Nov. 5

Topical Solutions

Nov. 19

Simple Treasures

Dec. 3

Joe the Toy Man

“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, 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.