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Say yes to beer (and food and sunshine)

April 28, 2016

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager

craft beerI’ve got some really easy questions for you. Do you like being outside on beautiful days? Do you like delicious food? Are you passionate about craft beer?

Unless you are a hermit, you should have answered “yes” to at least two of those questions.

And if you did, in fact, answer “yes” to at least two of those questions, I’m going to give you a beautiful gift — your ready-made plans for this Saturday afternoon, April 30.

Join us for Hops for Hospice, a fantastic event held out on the patio of Foxcroft Wine Co. on Fairview Road. We’ll be there from 1-4pm with samples of beer from Leffe, Lonerider, Mother Earth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, NoDa Brewing, The Old Mecklenburg Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Starr Hill Brewery, Stella Artois, Sugar Creek Brewing Company, The Unknown Brewing Co, and Triple C Brewing Co. Plus there will be delicious appetizers from the inventive kitchen of Foxcroft Wine Co. And while you’re sipping on beer and noshing on food, you can also make bids for some cool gift baskets in the silent auction.

There really is no better way to enjoy a beautiful spring day in the Carolinas. Unless, of course, you are the aforementioned hermit. And you won’t know what an awesome day you’re missing.

Tickets for Hops for Hospice are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. You can Call 704.365.6550 for more information.

A lasting gift

April 7, 2011

by Lynda Carlberg,  HPCCR Volunteer Services Coordinator

As a volunteer coordinator, I work with an amazing group of individuals who provide care and support to our patients and families in many ways.  One of those ways is by sharing food.  It may be a casserole, home-baked cookies, or soup.  Whatever the delectable, it is always appreciated. 

Several years ago a random Rubbermaid container showed up in my office with a message to please return to the wonderful volunteer who provided the food.   There was no name on the container but I had an idea of a couple of people it might belong to.  I made calls but never had anyone claim it.  I believed it belonged to a long time volunteer, Carolyn, but when I called her, she wasn’t sure it was hers.  I suspect Carolyn often gave away goodies and just didn’t bother to keep up with where her containers landed. 

Carolyn died a couple of years ago and I still have that Rubbermaid container.  I was never able to determine if it was hers, but I believe it was.  So whenever I use it, I fondly remember Carolyn and the time and gifts she gave to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.

April is National Volunteer Month.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with HPCCR, please call us at 704.375.0100 and ask to speak to someone in our Volunteer Department!