Chippewa Falls, Wis. – The Volunteer Partners of HSH St. Joseph’s Hospital is collecting new and used books through September 30 to raise money for its community scholarship fund.

Brandy Sikora, manager of volunteer services at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital says collecting and selling books is a Volunteer Partners’ tradition.

“It’s so easy to use technology now to read the news or a biography or a fictional love story, but there’s just something about holding a book and turning the pages that still appeals to many people,” she says. “That’s part of the reason our annual book sale is successful.”

Sikora says many community members look forward to the event each year, and it’s a meaningful way to raise money for the Volunteer Partners’ scholarship fund, which benefits area students pursuing careers in a human health care-related field.

New and gently used books can be donated through September 30 in the main lobby of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 County Hwy. I in Chippewa Falls. Donation hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please do not donate textbooks, dictionaries, or encyclopedias.

All donated books will be sold at the Volunteer Partners’ Book Sale outside the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital plant services garage (located by the hospital receiving dock) the following days and times:

  • Thurs. Oct. 6, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fri. Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note: masks will be required when donating or shopping.

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About HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the Founding Institute, and it is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System. Since 1885, it has served the people of the Chippewa Falls area with health care that is high tech and high touch. Known locally for the quality of the care it provides patients, the hospital has been recognized nationally for its outstanding patient satisfaction levels. 

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states - Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries,  and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

 

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HSHS Wisconsin
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Karen.Kraus@hshs.org

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