Care & Comfort and our Presque Isle Branch Staff recently presented the Aroostook County Special Olympics a gift in support of their many activities.
"Care & Comfort, one of Maine's largest Behavioral Healthcare and Home Healthcare Agencies employing more than 500 statewide, has a 25-year history of supporting non-profit organizations that work to enhance people''s lives in the communities we serve, said Susan D. Giguere, C & C's Founder and CEO. "I am so pleased our Staff chose to support The Aroostook County Special Olympics as they are a local group which provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities."
Accepting the donation was long-time Special Olympics Area Management Team member Steve Richard.
“Of the many causes that we support, the Special Olympics are particularly close to our Agency’s heart as every year we proudly send a group of over a dozen of our own client athletes to compete in local and State games,” said Mike Stair, Care & Comfort’s COO during the presentation. “Just a few weeks ago I was fortunate to see the joy on their faces as they proudly showed off the medals they’d won at this year’s event. Each one was filled with pride, as were we all. I can’t think of a better way to show our support for this very worthy cause than to contribute our employees’ donations, which Care & Comfort is pleased to match, to the Aroostook County Special Olympics."
This gift was made possible through The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and its employees. Every Friday is Jean Day, and staff may leave their usual work attire at home and wear jeans for a donation. The company then matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiary semi-annually.