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Care & Comfort and their Presque Isle Staff Donate to the Sunshine Club

Care & Comfort and their Presque Isle staff donate
to the Sunshine Club
Care & Comfort and the staff of their Presque Isle branch recently selected Anah Temple Shrine’s Sunshine Club as the recipient of their semi-annual Jean Funds gift.

Helping Maine youngsters being treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children by paying their transportation costs to and from the hospitals, including those in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts is the club’s focus.

A group of 10 women who wanted to help children and their families established the Sunshine Club in the early 1900’s.  Today more than 1,000 people belong to the club, which is based at the Anah Shrine Center, but draws members from across Anah’s service area.

“During this year we have learned so much about the two Shrine chapters in Maine, Anah and Kora, and their efforts to support and raise money for their New England Hospitals. Earlier this year we presented a gift to the hospitals, and now we are thrilled to assist the Sunshine Club in their related mission,” said Susan D. Giguere Care & Comfort’s founder and CEO.

The Shriners Hospitals provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.  Children receive no cost medical care at the hospitals, but families can incur substantial travelling expenses to get to them.  Whether they choose to drive, fly or take a bus, the Sunshine Club for Children helps pay for the cost of traveling.  “Our Presque Isle employees chose this organization in order to help Aroostook County families, and I am very pleased with their choice,” added Giguere.  “Caring for our neighbors and communities is very important to each of us.”

According to Robert (Boomer) Palmer, Outer Guard, Anah Shrine, who accepted the check, “Membership in the Sunshine Club is open to men and women.  Members do not need to be affiliated with the Shrine”.  For more information, regarding how to receive services provided at the Shriner Hospitals or the Sunshine Club, please contact: Richard (Dick) Hallett @ 429-9059 or 227-2292 or the Anah Center in Bangor by calling (207) 942-2254 during regular business hours.












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