Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice has selected the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society to be their 2019 Community Partner. Each year, nominations are collected and votes are cast by the staff of Androscoggin to select another local non-profit organization to be the beneficiary of AndroGIVES, Androscoggin’s staff-led fundraising and community support initiative.
“As a non-profit organization ourselves, we understand just how vital the support of our donors, sponsors, and community members is to our survival,” said Ken Albert, President and CEO of Androscoggin. “As such, we created AndroGIVES, so that we can in turn show that same level of support to another local non-profit, all to help improve the quality of life for our patients in the communities we serve.”
The AndroGIVES committee is already well underway fundraising and finding ways to support GAHS. In addition to raising funds through weekly “Jeans Days” and planned pet food drives, Androscoggin is encouraging their staff to become GAHS volunteers so they can socialize with cats or take shelter dogs for walks during their lunch breaks. Androscoggin also plans to organize volunteer days throughout the year on weekends to bring the workforce together to help with maintenance and upkeep projects on the GAHS to-do list.
Albert said “Here at Androscoggin we have a growing Volunteer Pet Therapy program. Our staff recognizes the importance furry family members have on the overall mental and physical health of our patients. That’s why we’re happy to support our neighbors around the corner at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.”