FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: September 6, 2011
The Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Guild Thrift Shop, located at 179 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, has been operated for more than 40 years by groups of volunteers supporting the vital work of the hospital. The community service of providing affordable, useful merchandise continues to follow the mission of Catholic Health Services. Dedicated volunteers spend many hours collecting, sorting and pricing, assisting customers and successfully reaching out to community members, while fund raising for the hospital. Sales generated directly impact donations to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.
Store hours are 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays.
Gently used clothing, shoes, coats, and other items are available for men, women and children (above size 2) at very reasonable prices. A large variety of household goods, including dishes, glassware, utensils, lamps, knick knacks and other “treasures” are available. Special sales are located on the second floor and have included a coat sale, gown sale and “Christmas in the Attic”.
For more information on volunteering opportunities or donations for the Good Samaritan Guild Thrift Shop, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center, which has more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2010. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
Good Samaritan provided more than $49 million in community service and charity care in 2010. The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health. This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.