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AHCH releases 2015 Holiday Remembrance Ornament
Lewiston, Maine 11.18.15 – Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) is excited to unveil the 2015 Remembrance Ornament. Each year a unique ornament is created and made available to all who want to remember a loved one, thanks to the generosity of Mechanics Savings Bank. Made of hand-cast pewter, this year’s ornament feature the tree of life. Proceeds are dedicated to home health and hospice services for patients who do not have resources to pay for care and bereavement services.
2015 marks the 10th year that Mechanics Savings Bank and AHCH have had a partnership in offering a Remembrance Ornament during the holiday season. "Mechanics Savings Bank is proud to support AHCH’s Remembrance Ornament fundraising efforts and the annual 5K and Remembrance Walk,” said Lisa Hallee, Chairwoman of Mechanics Savings Bank’s Charitable Giving Program. “Knowing these events help families pay for their loved one’s care, warms our hearts. We are so thankful for the entire team at AHCH and the compassion and care they provide to this community."
Since the Remembrance Ornament project began, more than $33,000 has been raised. “Over the past 10 years, the Remembrance Ornaments have been given as gifts to loved ones living across the US”, said Teri Blaschke, AHCH Development Coordinator. “For some people, giving the Remembrance Ornament has become a family tradition. It’s heartwarming to know we are part of that special tradition.”
Ornaments are $20 each and include a tag with the honored individual’s name proudly displayed. Ornaments measure 2.5” by 2.5” and come pre-wrapped in a silver organza bag. A $2.50 mailing fee is required for all orders needing shipment. Orders needing shipment should be placed before December 9th to ensure delivery before Christmas. They can also be picked up after December 9th at AHCH’s Lewiston office on 15 Strawberry Ave.
Order forms are available at all Mechanic Savings Bank locations, 100 Minot Ave., Auburn; 664 Main St., Lewiston; and 3 Drive-In Lane, Windham. Order forms are also available at the AHCH Lewiston office and at the AHCH Hospice House on Stetson Road in Auburn. They can also be purchased online at www.ahch.org or by calling 207-795-9428.
Since its founding in 1875, Mechanics Savings Bank has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves through charitable donations and volunteerism. This year, the bank has supported more than 80 non-profit organizations. In the past decade, the bank has contributed more than $1 million to numerous organizations and programs that are critical to the health and well-being of Androscoggin and Cumberland counties. Mechanics Savings Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice turns 50 in January of 2016. For the past 50 years, AHCH has grown to become known as one of Maine’s most respected home health and hospice care agencies. To learn more about AHCH and how you can help, please visit them online at www.ahch.org or call Marketing & Development at 795-9407.