$5 Jewelry Sale raises $22,000


UMC Volunteers to receive $3,300

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com.



Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A customer looks over some of the jewelry on sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale which was held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A wide selection of jewelry was available for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale which was held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Carolina and Clemson fans were not left out of the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale offered both Carolina and Clemson items for any and all local Gamecocks and Tigers interested in buying just the right gifts for themselves and/or other Gamecocks and Tigers among their friends and families. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Two customers look over the wide variety of items for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The lobby of the Union Medical Center was filled with jewelry and various other items for sale including tote bags, cell phone accessories, scarves, and gift items for men including hunting gloves and knives. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Scarves were among the many items for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.


UNION — Just days before Christmas the Union Medical Center Volunteers got an early present when their $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale raised $22,000.

Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey said Monday that the sale, which was held Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday Dec. 22 in the Union Medical Center lobby, was the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held.

“This five dollar sale is by far the volunteers’ most popular sale,” Bailey said. “We had record numbers. This sale produced around $22,000 in sales with 4,000 pieces sold in two days.”

Bailey said a big factor in the success of the sale was the wide variety of merchandise offered customers.

“We had jewelry of course, tote bags, scarves, and cell phone accessories,” Bailey said. “We also had gifts for men including knives, screw driver sets, hunting gloves, flashlights, a little bit of everything at the sale.”

Bailey said the volunteers hold the $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale twice a year. The first time around Mothers Day, and the second just before Christmas.

After each sale, the volunteers receive 15 percent of the proceeds which Bailey said this year amounts to approximately $3,300.

The $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale was the third highly successful fundraiser the volunteers have held in the past two months.

In addition to the jewelry and accessories sales, the volunteers hold two books sales a year and two bake sales a year. The most recent book sale was held in November raised more than $21,000, making it the most successful book sale the volunteers have ever had. The most recent bake sale was also held in November and raised a little over $750.

The volunteers use their share of the funds raised through the jewelry and accessories, book, and bake sales to help fund scholarships for Union County High School students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Each scholarship is for $750 and is used to help cover the cost of tuition.

“We recently funded six scholarship for the fall semester,” Bailey said. “We are currently taking applications for the spring 2016 semester.”

In addition to the scholarships, the volunteers also use the funds to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center and Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.

“The volunteers recently purchased new lights for the hospital Christmas tree which recently lit for the first time in years,” Bailey said. “We also recently bought new wheelchairs for the ER Department.”

2016 will see more fundraising activities by the volunteers who will hold their next book sale in mid-April, their next bake sale around Easter, and their next jewelry and accessories sale around Mothers Day.

For more information about the Union Medical Center Volunteers and the scholarships they fund, call 864-301-2466.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A customer looks over some of the jewelry on sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale which was held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_00081.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times A customer looks over some of the jewelry on sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale which was held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A wide selection of jewelry was available for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale which was held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_00032.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times A wide selection of jewelry was available for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale which was held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Carolina and Clemson fans were not left out of the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale offered both Carolina and Clemson items for any and all local Gamecocks and Tigers interested in buying just the right gifts for themselves and/or other Gamecocks and Tigers among their friends and families. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_00092.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Carolina and Clemson fans were not left out of the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale offered both Carolina and Clemson items for any and all local Gamecocks and Tigers interested in buying just the right gifts for themselves and/or other Gamecocks and Tigers among their friends and families. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Two customers look over the wide variety of items for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The lobby of the Union Medical Center was filled with jewelry and various other items for sale including tote bags, cell phone accessories, scarves, and gift items for men including hunting gloves and knives. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_00052.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Two customers look over the wide variety of items for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The lobby of the Union Medical Center was filled with jewelry and various other items for sale including tote bags, cell phone accessories, scarves, and gift items for men including hunting gloves and knives. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Scarves were among the many items for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_0006a.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Scarves were among the many items for sale during the Union Medical Center Volunteers’ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale held Dec. 21 and 22. The sale raised $22,000 making it the most successful jewelry and accessories sale the volunteers have held. The volunteers received 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale or $3,300 which will be used to fund scholarships for high school students interested in a career in health care and/or to purchase equipment for the Union Medical Center or Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.
UMC Volunteers to receive $3,300

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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