(High Point, NC, December 21, 2011) Advanced Home Care employees worked together this holiday season by donating over $10,700 to give 14 local Triad families a brighter Christmas. These funds were raised through Advanced Home Care’s annual “Families in Need Holiday Project.” The fundraising efforts for this project include an internal gift basket raffle and a casual badge sale in which staff can participate.
Employees throughout the organization worked together in teams to donate 20 themed gift baskets that were on display for the month of November. During that time, staff had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the baskets of their choice. A drawing was held during the first week of December to select the lucky winners. The company also raised funds by giving employees the option to purchase casual badges, which allow workers to bypass the normal business dress code and wear blue jeans and sneakers for a month. All proceeds of the gift basket raffle and casual badge sale go directly to support the families.
Each year, Advanced Home Care coordinates this holiday project, in which Triad patients are identified whose families are in need of financial assistance. Employees can nominate patients they believe should be adopted for the Families in Need Holiday Project, and an internal committee coordinates the selection of the families and the assistance they will receive. Advanced Home Care used the funds that were raised to pay off outstanding bills and to purchase medications, food and gifts for the families. These items were delivered to the homes of all 14 families the week before Christmas.
The mother of one of the assisted families in this year’s holiday project had the following to say about the experience: “To know that a group of individuals could be so generous and kind to my family just blows my mind. Our power was going to be cut off this month, and now that’s not a worry. I’ll be able to make a nice meal for my family this Christmas thanks to Advanced Home Care. We didn’t even have a stove and they arranged for one to be delivered. This is going to make a huge difference. We are so thankful.”