Saturday, October 15, 2016
NorDx will be hosting the First Annual NorDx Fall Festival and Silent Auction on October 15th to benefit Operation HOPE. Look for more about the event in the near future. In the meantime, NorDx is looking for the donation of goods and services to be auctioned; similar themed items may be bundled into lots to ensure the maximum potential auction price can be realized. No donation is too small. The event will be held at the NorDx Scarborough campus at 301 US Route One, Scarborough.
For more information or to arrange a donation please contact Matthew Driscoll at NorDx at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 396-7905.
NorDx is a not-for-profit clinical laboratory based in Scarborough, Maine. As a healthcare leader in the Northern New England area, NorDx believes that community and charity involvement is not just a generous act. Rather it is our duty to support our communities’ health and wellness as a whole.
"Angels" are trained citizen volunteers who provide support during the Operation HOPE intake and placement process. Men and women over the age of 21, with flexible schedules and available to respond during day-time hours during the weekday are needed. "Angels" help the SPD with placing adults with Substance Use Disorder into treatment. Duties include making phone calls, communicating with HOPE coordinators and/or PD employees, as well as providing a comforting and non-judgmental environment for the person seeking assistance. A completed application, background check, and training are required.
Please contact us to request an application or for more information about volunteering.
Thank you friends at NorDx. A whole lot of essential supplies were dropped off by team Scarborough for Operation HOPE. It's one of a series of fundraisers the group is planning this summer. Thank you!
Rev. Marcia Charles and members of the Blue Point Congregational Church stopped in today with a $2,000 donation for Operation HOPE, along with several blankets that have been blessed. Thank you so much for the support!
Huge thanks go out to second year Pharmacy students from University of New England. Each year the second year Pharmacy students hold a "Half-Way Charity Gala" to celebrate half-way through their pharmacy education. At this event, they also raise money for the charity of their choice. The Pharmacy Class of 2018 chose Operation HOPE this year. Thank you!
On Friday, March 4th, TD Bank inspired the community to collect coins at their 4 Hannaford Drive Store. And a bit of snow wasn't an obstacle: tons of people dropped by, all supporting Operation HOPE. Thanks to everyone involved, TD raised a total of $2,082.45 to help us keep working towards an addiction-free community. Thank you, TD and friends! These funds will help offset the travel and treatment facility fees.
Familiarity with Addiction Drives Donation
The owners of a chain of autobody repair centers, Phil and Kate O’Connor, owners of POC Collision, gave a rebuilt car to a woman who sought treatment for heroin addiction through Operation HOPE. The O’Connors are members of the National Auto Body Council, which founded a program called Recycled Rides in 2007. More than 1,000 recycled and rebuilt cars have been donated to individuals, organizations and schools across the country through the program. POC employees and volunteers donated their time to rebuild the car and vendors either donated parts or sold them at heavily discounted prices. Phil O’Connor said the decision to give a vehicle to a recovering addict through Operation HOPE was a particularly meaningful one. “It sort of hits me, personally. I’ve had (addiction) in my family, too,” he said. “We hear a lot of stuff on the news about the drug epidemic we have in Maine,” and there tends to be a negative perception of those suffering from addiction, O’Connor said. ... He said he wants recovering addicts to know they’re not alone. And rather than ostracizing someone for their addiction, O’Connor said he likes the idea of instead rewarding them for working toward recovery. Read more in the FORECASTER.
Designing for HOPE
MPRINTJewelry has designed a new line called "Traveling Together". $5 from each bracelet sale will be donated to Operation HOPE.
Anne Gilardi, founder and creative force behind FIST FULL OF HOPE offers necklaces and bracelets that extend the lifeline of hope. Anne's bracelets are also offered to those headed to treatment centers with the help of Operation HOPE.
Intake Room Makeover
Our HOPE intake room was in dire need of a facelift. A huge thank you to Oak Hill ACE Hardware for donating the blue paint! So appreciated.
Holiday Campaign Raises Key Funding for HOPE
Thanks to Heidi for spearheading a holiday giving campaign that brought much needed early funds from friends, family, and communities.
We need help covering airfare and transportation costs to the treatment facilities. There are not enough detox and treatment facilities locally, which presents us with a significant challenge. Several local families and businesses have stepped up with early gifts to Operation HOPE.
Project GRACE, a Scarborough-based neighbors helping neighbors group, is partnering with Operation HOPE by accepting donations on its behalf. Visit www.projectgracemaine.org to make an online gift to support a neighbor's recovery from addiction. Or mail your gift to Project GRACE (PO Box 6846, Scarborough, ME 04070). Please be sure to put Operation HOPE in the memo field of your check or include a note with your gift.
Operation HOPE and Project GRACE have a formal agreement (MOU) that outlines Project GRACE's role as fiscal sponsor for Operation HOPE. >>MORE