Tips from The Girls: “More Than I Expected”

These bears were for family members to keep to remember their loved ones. I was amazed that instead of sad faces and crying, I saw smiles and laughter. Congratulations to Hospice of Cleveland County for turning tears to smiles.

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Recently I had an appointment with Hospice of Cleveland County (http://www.hospicecares.cc/index.htm) to introduce them to our products. As I sat waiting, I heard voices to my right, and thought I’d take a peak and see what was going on.

Numerous people were in the room working on a craft. One had hands full of stuffing, and another was using a sewing machine to piece together material. After a few minutes, I finally asked a lady what they were doing.

She shared with me a heartwarming story about the workshop. Family members brought in articles of clothing from a deceased loved one, and used that material to make a Memory Bear (http://www.hospicecares.cc/memorybear.htm).

These bears were for family members to keep to remember their loved ones. I was amazed that instead of sad faces and crying, I saw smiles and laughter. Congratulations to Hospice of Cleveland County for turning tears to smiles.

Maybe you or someone you know are making a difference in your community. We would love to hear about it. In the section below, please let us know about your business or others that make a difference in your community.

Shandi Maddox, Corporate Client Services Representative of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com

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