The gifts we receive represent our single most important source of community support.
Since 1966, Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice has been dedicated to enhancing quality of life for every member of our community – never turning anyone away. We are proud to provide innovative and compassionate medical care regardless of mobility, economic, or medical limitation.
Each year, more than 10,000 individuals and their families turn to us for expert medical care provided in the comfort of home – whether to manage a chronic condition, health after surgery, illness or injury, or for end-of-life hospice care.
Your gift helps us to fulfill our mission of enhancing quality of life by providing innovative and compassionate care for all.
Ways to support Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice
A gift to our annual fund ensures patients who are unable to pay receive the care they need.
This continued commitment is truly a measure of your goodwill and high regard for our organization and the people we serve. As always, those who turn to us for care are the beneficiaries of your generosity of spirit and commitment to Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice.
How to arrange Gifts of Remembrance:
- If planning a funeral
Notify the funeral director that you want Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice to be designated to receive Gifts of Remembrance. The funeral home will make sure your gift designation is included in the newspaper notice and will have Gifts of Remembrance envelopes available at the service. All Gifts of Remembrance envelopes should be returned to our main office at the following address:
Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice
ATTN: Development Office
15 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, Maine 04240
- If you are not holding a service
We would be happy to provide you with Gifts of Remembrance envelopes for family and friends. Contact the Development Office at 207.795.9404 or email us.
- How do I sign up for a recurring gift?
You may sign up by filling out the Recurring Gift donation form or you can call the Development Office at 207.795.9404 or email us. Donations continue until the end date specified by the donor or the donor requests they stop.
- What are the benefits of a recurring gift?
Spreading your support throughout the year will help with personal budgeting without having to remember deadlines or tax season donations. It is cost-effective, convenient, and flexible. You may change your monthly donation anytime to fit your budget.
- Is this type of gift tax deductible? How do I get a receipt?
Yes, the donation is tax deductible. A tax receipt will be mailed to you in January of the following year.
Sample monthly donations:
$10 a month = $120 a year
$20 a month = $240 a year
$50 a month = $600 a year
$100 a month = $1,200 a year
Androscoggin has created the Julie Shackley Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Nursing Education for Androscoggin employees who wish to pursue or advance their professional education in nursing.
Two applicants will be awarded each year. Scholarship amounts will be $2,000 each, distributed $1,000 per semester. The nursing scholarship named in memory of Julie Shackley, R.N., MSN, who served as the President and CEO at Androscoggin from 2005 to 2016. She was a clinician at heart and spent many years caring for patients, practicing primarily in home health care and hospice, and was a catalyst for the first Hospice House in Maine.
Shackley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1980, and earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 1997, both at the University of Southern Maine. She was an advocate for quality and professional development and worked for several years at Androscoggin as the supervisor of Staff Development before ascending to executive leadership. Androscoggin President and CEO, Kenneth Albert, RN, Esq. said, “The endowment scholarship honors Julie Shackle’s commitment to the nursing profession and professional development tools. It further honors the education and skill necessary to provide high quality health care at home.”
For more information, or to make a gift, please contact Kristin Melville, Director of Development + Community Relations at 207-795-9405.
Remember a loved one while supporting end-of-life care at the Androscoggin Hospice House
A commemorative brick terrace borders the gardens of the Androscoggin Hospice House and is dedicated as a positive and transformative step towards healing. Each brick is a quiet reminder of someone who has left an imprint on their lives.
By ordering an engraved brick you create a lasting memory that honors a loved one, and directly supports essential patient and family services.
Bricks may be ordered any time throughout the year, but they are engraved and added to the garden only once a year. Every spring Androscoggin hosts an annual dedication ceremony for newly laid bricks.
Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice is a 501 (c)-(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.