When Silver Cross Hospital moved from its Joliet location to New Lenox, the furniture that had been used in the Joliet facility was available for donation.
"They had gotten a new donation from somebody and they were going to be purchasing all new (furniture) for the new facility," Christina Melesio, event coordinator at The Spanish Center said.
Melesio said Silver Cross contacted a number of non-profit organizations, but the furniture, which was offered at no cost for the non-profit to sell the items to raise money, had to be moved by the non-profit.
"They did not want the hassle of lugging it," Melesio said of the other non-profits. "We had to take it out of there and bring it here.
"We figured if we can sell a little bit and make a little money for the center, we will do it."
The Spanish Center still has a large variety of pieces available for the public - filing cabinets in various sizes, 5-shelf bookshelves in light and dark wood, hospital bedside tables, rolling chairs and hospital chairs that fold out into beds. To sell the items, The Spanish Center turned to Craigslist, Facebook and other technology to share the items for sale. In a post to Craigslist on Feb. 11, the items were selling for $10 each. In an effort to sell the remaining items, though, the price per item has lowered to $5 each.
To view an item, you must call The Spanish Center and request that they bring the item from the warehouse to be viewed. Melesio said no one is under any obligation to purchase the item, though.
The items can be viewed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The items can be requested by calling 815-727-3683. The Craigslist post can be viewed by clicking here.
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We will bring it here so you can see it
We have been doing that. We had it on craigslist, we had it on facebook and church bulletins