Southcoast Healthcare donates for the holidays on behalf of employees

My Brothers Keeper Donation
My Brother Keeper Donation, Credit to Southcare/Kaitlyn Cox

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – Southcoast Healthcare is proud to present their Community Benefits Program by supporting nine local organizations.

“Southcoast Cares allows us to deliver on our mission of providing More than medicine, directly addressing emerging needs in the community,” says Alison LeBert, Manager of Community Benefits at Southcoast Health. “It was wonderful to see the number of gifts collected in the employee holiday gift drive and the overwhelming support of our effort to give back to our community.”

“For the second year in a row, Southcoast Health will help make Christmas a very special day for hundreds of struggling local families,” says Erich Miller, President of My Brother’s Keeper. “The gifts the employees donated to benefit the My Brother’s Keeper Christmas Program will be cherished by the children who will receive them. Equally important, these generous donations will alleviate the stress and anxiety of parents who would otherwise watch their children go without gifts this Christmas. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for joining us in delivering help and hope to families throughout the South Coast.”

Southcoast partnered with My Brother’s Keeper, a service that provides furniture and food to families in the Southeastern service area.

Southcoast supported eight other organizations:

  • United Way of Greater New Bedford
  • Salvation Army Fall River Corps Community  Center
  • Salvation Army New Bedford Corps Community Center
  • Salvation Army Newport Corps
  • Mercy Meals and More
  • Turning Point
  • PACE
  • Citizens for Citizens

“Southcoast Health’s very generous donation allows Turning Point to continue helping our neighbors who are experiencing temporary financial difficulty by assisting with rent arrears, utility bills, transportation challenges, etc. With so many people living paycheck to paycheck, especially in these trying times, we are honored to be here, ready to assist, thanks in part to Southcoast Health,” says Deb Ito, Director of Turning Point, the Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless. “On behalf of the Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless, Turning Point and its clients, a truly heartfelt thank you to Southcoast for your continued support.”

“I’d like to thank the administration and staff of the Southcoast Health Group for the kindness and generosity they have shown our organization,” says Liz Berube, Executive Director of Citizens for Citizens, Inc. “By caring for the wellbeing of our community members and supporting the efforts of local organizations like CFC during such a critical time in recent history, Southcoast Health has proven to be a true champion of Community Action and we are proud to partner with them to aid and support our most vulnerable community members.”

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