November 21, 2010
Friends of KCH Getting Set for the Holidays
The Friends (of KCH) Gift Shop is beginning to look show the excitement of the holidays. Volunteers spent last weekend unpacking boxes filled with a wide variety of holiday accents, decorations and gifts that now fill the shelves with the Christmas order of Dan Smith Candies expected momentarily.
Friends Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. off the Main Lobby. In December the Shop will be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
"Friends" Memorial Tree is decorated and placed in the Main Lobby of the Hospital each holiday season. Ornaments "in memory" or "in honor" of a loved one may be purchased at the gift shop. Those wishing to purchase ornaments for the tree may do so for $5 for this holiday season or $100 for a lifetime ornament.
Friends of KCH is the auxiliary of Kane Community Hospital.
Committee volunteers donate their time to serve as escorts, linen folders, shop keepers, and department to department couriers. "Friends" holds fundraising events throughout the year like book and gift, uniform and purse sales. They operate the gift store and manage vending commissions for KCH drink and food machines. "Friends" raises many thousands of dollars each year to support the Hospital's goals. They purchase equipment and supplies that directly enhance patient education, patient care and patient safety.
For more information about how to be a member of Friends of KCH or become a volunteer, please contact Marsha Keller at 837-8585.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at KCH Friends Gift Shop open week days 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. From the corridor passers-by get a hint of holidays drawing near by gazing through the shop window.