BANGOR, Maine — Care & Comfort is celebrating the holiday season by giving to people in need. This year the companyâ€™s Bangor based employees chose The Good Shepherd Food Bank as the recipient of their annual Jean Fundraiser proceeds and Care & Comfort corporate partnered with them by matching their donation. During a holiday luncheon in Bangor a check was presented to Melissa Huston, Assistant Development Director of the Good Shepherd.
â€śDuring these extremely tough economic times far too many families do not have the basics, giving back to our community is extremely important to us,â€ť said Susan D. Giguere, CEO of Care & Comfort. â€śWe are pleased to be involved with the Good Shepherd Food Bank that feeds thousands of people in our State.â€ť Lee Jellison, C & Câ€™s COO added, â€śAs our neighbors face many challenges, it is crucial that individuals and businesses do their part in addressing needs such as hunger. When we learned that for every $1 donated to the Good Shepherd they can provide $8 of food for a family the decision to choose them was an easy one for our employees to makeâ€ť. The Good Shepherd is the largest hunger relief organization in Maine distributing food to more than 600 partner agencies. â€śWe depend on the generosity of the community to be able to feed Maineâ€™s hungry,â€ť said Huston. â€śThanks to the tremendous support of Care & Comfort, more Maine families will have meals this holiday season and beyond.â€ť
Care & Comfort, one of Maineâ€™s largest Home Health and Mental Health service agencies with five offices statewide providing a broad range of critical home-based services to families throughout rural Maine, encourages its more than 475 employees to be actively involved in their respective communities. Jean Day was launched over 10 years. For a $2 donation on Fridays the staff can leave their normal work attire at home and wear jeans. â€śThe prevailing “Jean Day” employee attitude was full of fun, optimism and hope knowing that each contribution would help fight hunger throughout the Stateâ€ť Giguere said. â€śNo one in our community should have to struggle to find a meal, we are so proud of our employees who are so passionate about this issue and who found a way to work together to help the Good Shepherdâ€™s missionâ€ť.
Contact Name: Susan D. Giguere
Telephone Number: (207)872-5300