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Stewart's give $5,000 boost

PLATTSBURGH - Hospice of the North Country is home.

The nonprofit organization recently moved into its new building on Tom Miller Road and received a nice housewarming gift from Stewart's Shop of Rouses Point.

Store manager Shawn Mulvaney and two of his associates presented Hospice executive director Kent W. Brooks with a check for $5,000 May 18 as a contribution toward the organization's "Home for Hospice" campaign. Hospice has been raising money since earlier this year to move from its former location on Durkee Street, with an overall goal of $500,000.

"This puts us well over $30,000 in cash donations," Brooks said of the donation from Stewart's. "I would say we're quickly approaching $300,000 overall with the in-kind donations of materials and labor and discounts."

Mulvaney said he was happy to present the check on behalf of Stewart's Shops, knowing how the business likes to give back to the community.

"Stewart's likes to donate in the communities where our stores are located," said Mulvaney. "This money will go to good cause."

An official ribbon-cutting and open house for the new offices for Hospice, located at 358 Tom Miller Road, will be held Tuesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours of the new facility will be offered to the public.

Those interested in contributing toward the Home for Hospice campaign may still mail donations to the organization's Tom Miller Road address or call 561-8465. More information is on-line at www.hospicenc.org.

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