Seabird Enterprises Seeks Community Support for Birdies for Charity

 

Birdies for Charity is part of the Traveler’s Golf Championship held at The TPC Golf Course in Cromwell, Ct. June 19-25th.  The Traveler’s donates 100% of their net proceeds to charity and raised Over $2.8 million last year.

Seabird plans to solicit donations for this year’s event by sponsoring a contest for free tickets at on-site locations and through social media. Please look for this information and the opportunity to “chip one in” for Seabird Enterprises.

Seabird Enterprises locations include Puffins Restaurant on Thames Street in Groton, Cottage Gardens and Bakery on New London Road in Colchester and The Victorian Restaurant and Bakery on Norwich Road in Plainfield.

 

Seabird Enterprises Business Profile

 

“Building Stronger Communities!”

Seabird Enterprises is a 501 (c ) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and day programs for individuals with developmental disabilities in eastern Connecticut. Seabird strives to offer a diversity of programs including food service locations, greenhouses & woodshop/craft programs, a therapeutic riding program, mobile landscaping and building maintenance crews.  Seabird also supports individuals who are independently employed in the community at local businesses such as grocery stores, garages, retail and food service establishments.  Seabird has four locations open Monday through Fridays.

Cottage Gardens – 460 New London Road - Colchester. A country style bakery open to the public for breakfast and lunch which specializes in tasty sandwiches, cakes, fresh made pizza, soups and other goodies.  

Puffins Restaurant – 169 Thames Street – Groton.  Historic restaurant with a deck that overlooks the Thames River and serves breakfast and lunch.  Puffins is a favorite breakfast spot for local residents and visitors to the area alike.  

Riverview Farm and Greenhouse 129 Massapeag Side Road - Uncasville.  A working horse farm with a PATH certified therapeutic riding program and other animals for individuals to learn care and responsibility while gaining a sense of accomplishment.  

The Victorian House – 159 Norwich Road  - Plainfield.  A quaint old Victorian serving delicious breakfast and lunch in a friendly home style atmosphere.  Adjacent is the Village Bakery known for over 15 flavors of fresh made pies and a full array of breads.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Seabird Enterprises to develop and provide programs including socialization, vocational training and job opportunities in community settings for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.  We strive to develop and maintain programs that promote dignity, self-worth, self-confidence and preparation for life in the community.  We continually survey the personal goals of all individuals and develop programs that fulfill these goals.  We will create business and social ventures to meet these goals if there are no applicable opportunities currently available.  We value diversity and ardently strive to be a true reflection of our community.  It is our goal at Seabird that all our individuals, through our extensive training programs and job opportunities, will be prepared to participate in a productive community life.

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CONTACT:   

Sean Mitchell

Director of Development

Center for Hospice Care

860.848.5699

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Center for Hospice Care Hires Event and Communications Coordinator

 

Norwich, CT (March 29, 2017) – Center for Hospice Care is excited to announce the hiring of Allison Keck as its new Events and Communications Coordinator. Keck brings with her over 11 years of experience in events management, and most recently served as the Event & Wedding Rental Consultant for Arrow Paper Party Rental in New London.

 

“We are very excited to have Allison join our Development team at Center for Hospice Care,” said Sean Mitchell, Director of Development. “She brings many years of local event management experience to our organization and will be an asset to our current fundraising events.  She will also play an essential role in future concepts as well.”

 

Keck holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies from Sacred Heart University, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Individualized Studies from Mount Ida College. Outside of Center for Hospice Care, Keck volunteers her time as the Team Chapter Captain for Team Red, White and Blue Groton, in memory of her late father, Chief Electronics Technician/Submarines Tony Keck, a Navy Veteran. Keck also has volunteered for the Babies Heart Run and many other community based events.

 

In addition to her duties at the Center for Hospice Care, Keck is an avid runner and can be found running the streets of New England proudly carrying an American flag in any number of

5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons. She is a member of the Young Professionals of

Eastern Connecticut and was a member of the Class of 2016 “40 Under Forty” for Southeast Connecticut.

 

About Center for Hospice Care

Since 1985, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 12,000 patients. We are the largest community based hospice in Southeastern Connecticut and the only hospice provider that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families – including extended group and individual bereavement counseling to anyone who needs it, free of charge. Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field and is augmented by more than 140 specially trained volunteers who provide companionship to our patients and respite to their families.

 

 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:   

Sean Mitchell

Director of Development

Center for Hospice Care

860.848.5699

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SAILS UP FOR CANCER CONTINUES TO SUPPORT QUALITY HOSPICE CARE


PHOTO: (L to R): Sails Up 4 Cancer Director Holly Phelps, Founder and CEO Bob Davis, Center for Hospice Care President and CEO Carol Mahier and Director of Development Sean Mitchell.

Norwich, CT (March 29, 2017): Continuing their tradition of support for community hospice care, Center for Hospice Care recently announced it has been selected as a $3,000 grant recipient from Sails Up 4 Cancer to provide hospice and palliative care to cancer patients in Southeast Connecticut.  

“We are very grateful and fortunate that Sails Up 4 Cancer has once again recognized our commitment to provide our patients in the final days of life and their families with quality care and services – in particular this support will enable us to serve patients who are uninsured, under-insured, and unable to pay,” said Carol Mahier, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care.  “This grant from Sails Up 4 Cancer will also help to pay for complementary therapies we offer our patients, including therapeutic massage, Reiki, Reflexology, and Energy Work.  We care for our patients in whatever setting they call home – including personal residences, nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, and shelters.  Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field, and we work in interdisciplinary teams that coordinate care uniquely suited to the needs of each patient and family.”

Sails Up 4 Cancer is a charity organization dedicated to fundraising for cancer research, education, and prevention.  This is accomplished through the art and enjoyment of sailing.  SU4C is known for its annual summer regatta and annual art show Canvases for a Cause, though its fundraising efforts continue throughout the year.  SU4C also partners with many groups in Eastern Connecticut to raise awareness for its cause.  

“We are proud to support Center for Hospice Care in keeping with our mission to fund cancer care and research and have been a committed supporter of their mission for many years,” said Bob Davis who is Founder and CEO of Sails Up 4 Cancer.  “It was a unanimous decision by the Board of Directors because of the intimate relationship each member has had with Hospice and the loss of a loved one.  Sails Up has enormous respect for Hospice’s care, compassion, selflessness, and unshakable dedication to both families and patient needs to pass with grace and dignity.  It is most admirable and an indispensable need within our community and a service that Sails Up fully supports.”

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About Center for Hospice Care

Since 1985, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 12,000 patients. We are the largest community based hospice in Southeastern Connecticut and the only hospice provider that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families – including extended group and individual bereavement counseling to anyone who needs it, free of charge. Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field and is augmented by more than 140 specially trained volunteers who provide companionship to our patients and respite to their families.

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CONTACT:  
Sean Mitchell

Director of Development
Center for Hospice Care
860.848.5699
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CENTER FOR HOSPICE CARE RECEIVES $22,000 CONTRIBUTION FROM REYNOLDS’ SUBARU THROUGH “SHARE THE LOVE CAMPAIGN”

 

PHOTO: (L to R): Ken Scanzio, Subaru of New England District Representative, Kathryn Reynolds Wayland, Owner of Reynolds' Subaru, Sean Mitchell, Director of Development for Center for Hospice Care, Sally Markko, Development Specialist for Center for Hospice Care, G. Hayden Reynolds, Owner of Reynolds' Subaru and Nora Morrissey, Reynolds’ Subaru Sales Manager.

Norwich, CT (March 29, 2017) – On Friday, March 24th, Center for Hospice Care received a generous contribution in the amount of $22,000 from Reynolds’ Subaru of Lyme. Reynolds’ Subaru selected Center for Hospice Care as its Hometown Charity for the 2016 Subaru Share the Love Campaign. For every new Subaru that was sold from November 17th-December 31, 2016, customers could select one of four national charities or Center for Hospice Care as the recipient of a $250 donation.

“It was incredibly touching to see so many of our customers select Center for Hospice Care during this promotion,” said G. Hayden Reynolds, owner of Reynolds’ Subaru.  “It’s the largest charitable contribution ever given by our company in our 150+ years in business!”  “Whatever else we can do to help promote Center for Hospice Care and their mission in Southeast Connecticut is very important to us,” said Kathryn Reynolds Wayland, owner of Reynolds Subaru.  “Their services go far beyond the patient and assist family members with grief counseling services, pet therapy and Expressive Arts.”  “It is the hope at Reynolds’ Subaru that through the Share the Love program, we will bring Center for Hospice Care’s story and meaningful work to more residents in our community.”  

“We are truly honored and grateful for this contribution by the Reynolds’ family and Reynolds’ Subaru,” said Carol Mahier, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care. “The Reynolds’ are truly a kind, generous and community centered business that goes out of their way to help many needy causes. Their support of our organization through this amazing donation is greatly appreciated and humbly accepted.”

For the Reynolds family of Reynolds’ Subaru, the selection of Hospice is very personal. The family lost their father, Gary, very suddenly to a brain tumor three years ago, and Center for Hospice Care assisted their family with many aspects of his care. The Reynolds family made the decision to bring Gary home for his end-of-life care, but could not have done so without the support of Center for Hospice Care. Without the guidance of hospice, the level of care received would not have been possible.

Center for Hospice Care would like to express its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Reynolds’ Subaru and the Reynolds Family for their support of our organization and mission. For more information on this exciting partnership, contact Sean Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 860.848.5699.

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About Center for Hospice Care

Since 1985, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 12,000 patients. We are the largest community based hospice in Southeastern Connecticut and the only hospice provider that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families – including extended group and individual bereavement counseling to anyone who needs it, free of charge. Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field and is augmented by more than 140 specially trained volunteers who provide companionship to our patients and respite to their families.

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