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Care & Comfort and our Wilton staff support Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Posted by Care & Comfort on 02/06/2017.
Mike Stair, Sue Giguere, Cheyl Keith and David Keith
Care & Comfort and the staff of our Wilton Branch recently presented a gift to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a community-based organization of volunteers who provide assistance to those residing in in Franklin County who need some help with resources and expertise around their homes.
Mike Stair, Care & Comfort's COO, presented the check to Dave and Cheryl Keith representing NHN during the Wilton Branch’s annual employee holiday appreciation luncheon.
"An important part of our culture at Care & Comfort is to assist non-profit organizations which strengthen our communities. When our Wilton staff choose Neighbors Helping Neighbors as their Jean Fund recipient, I was delighted," said Mike. "100% of this gift will go directly to meeting the needs of those needing a helping hand! Whether it is fixing a roof, building a handicap ramp, cutting wood or whatever else may be necessary, this all-volunteer group indeed proves that the health and well-being of our community is strongest when people trust, engage with and help their neighbors."
Since 1991 Care & Comfort has provided home healthcare and behavioral healthcare services throughout the State. For each of these 25 years caring for our communities by giving and volunteering have been central characteristics of the agency’s philosophy. This gift was made possible through The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and our employees. Every Friday is Jean Day, and staff may leave their usual work attire at home and wear jeans for a donation. The agency then matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiaries semi-annually.
“Call me a softy or maybe even a bit old fashioned but one of my greatest joys is hearing of volunteers who recognize that sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that can make a significant difference in a person’s life. For the elderly lady who needed her new recliner delivered or the seniors who needed the skirting around the trailer repaired before winter, the folks from this group who responded were not just talented, skilled and caring individuals – they were angels. It is heartening to know that members of the community are still looking out for each; we are pleased to give this gift to help ensure that in the future when our fellow citizens need a little help Neighbors Helping Neighbors will be there,” said Susan D. Giguere, Care & Comfort’s Founder and COO.