Auburn, Maine 12.3.13 - Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) is giving the gift of warmth this holiday season, with the creation of a mitten tree. Maureen Andrew, a Hospice House nurse, presented the idea of constructing a Christmas tree, made entirely out of mittens. The idea came from a photo she found online. Andrew thought the tree would be a fun project for the staff to rally around, would provide an interesting and unique decoration for patients and their family members to enjoy and afterwards they could donate the mittens to local non-profits for children and families in need. Karen Flynn, Director of Hospice at AHCH said, "I am always so impressed with the creativity, initiative and compassion demonstrated by our staff. They are always looking for a way to help, not only our own patients and their family members, but the entire community."