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Annual Spirit of the Holidays program pledges support to local nonprofits

ImageSince 2008, Debbie Gann of Home Attendant Care has encouraged others to skip giving traditional corporate gifts and make monetary donations to local nonprofits instead. The results of her efforts have led to thousands of dollars being funneled into local charities.

“Charitable organizations do an incredible job serving members of our community, and their needs are often greatest during the holiday season. We think the simple act of reallocating a company’s corporate gift giving budget into nonprofits is a win-win situation,” shares Gann.Image

At Home Attendant Care, four charities from Whatcom and Skagit Counties have been selected to receive donations this year. They include Bellingham Food Bank, Alzheimer Society of Washington, Marianne’s House and Skagit County Community Action Agency.

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“We appreciate the part local citizens and businesses have played in helping Home Attendant Care succeed over the last 30 years – the Spirit of the Holidays program is a meaningful way we can give back.”

HAC engages the help of clients, employees and business associates by tucking program information inside their annual Christmas card. Recipients are asked to help decide which of the four nonprofits will receive the largest donation from Home Attendant Care.

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Those wishing to learn more about starting a Spirit of the Holidays program at their business or place of employment can contact Gann for details.

Home Attendant Care is a family-owned elder care business that provides personal care services to seniors who are aging in place. They provide at-home care in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties.  www.homeattendantcare.com

Home Attendant Care plans 5th Annual Spirit of the Holidays program

Local businesses are invited to join Home Attendant Care (HAC) in their 5th Annual Spirit of the Holidays program.

“Each year we invite the business community to join us in forgoing traditional corporate gifts and making monetary donations to local charities instead; doing so can make a significant impact in our local community,” says Debbie Gann, director of Home Attendant Care.

Gann founded the program in 2008 as a way to honor the spirit of the holiday season in a meaningful way while supporting Whatcom and Skagit County charities.

At Home Attendant Care, seven charities have been selected to receive funds this year including Whatcom Hospice Foundation, Bellingham Food Bank, Skagit and Whatcom Humane Societies, Blue Skies for Children, and Skagit County Community Action Agency.  Clients, employees and business associates participate in a contest that helps decide which charity will receive the largest donation.  Click to download a voting form.

“Feedback on the program has been overwhelmingly positive.  People genuinely appreciate the idea of charitable giving instead of receiving a promotional item they do not necessarily need; it’s a win-win situation.”

Those wishing to start a Spirit of the Holidays program at their business or place of employment can contact Gann for details.

Home Attendant Care is a family-owned business that provides personal care services to seniors who are aging in place.  They serve the elder population in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties.  www.homeattendantcare.com.