Hannaford Helps CMMC

Central Maine Medical Center celebrates its recent selection as a Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program beneficiary. We are honored that Hannaford Store management and employees have selected CMMC as their charity of choice for the sale of Hannaford Helps reusable bags that display the Good Karma message.

This exciting program has been designed to support local nonprofits like Central Maine Medical Center. For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma messaging purchased at 692 Sabattus Street in Lewiston, CMMC will receive a $1 donation to benefit the Palliative Care Program fund.

"We are excited and honored to be selected as the recipient of this great fundraiser," said Kathy Becvar, Director of Development. "Purchases of these bags not only benefit our environment by eliminating the use of plastic bags, but the donations resulting from the purchase will make a difference for someone who is in need of comfort and support at the most critical time in their life."

Palliative care provides an extra layer of support for seriously ill patients - people with a critical or chronic illness and/or a life-threatening disease. CMMC's Palliative Care fund is used to purchase items that may offer comfort to patients - items such as reading glasses, earphones and CD players, hand-held voice amplifiers, and hand-held fans as well as integrative therapies like massage, music therapy or reiki that are not covered by insurance.

Central Maine Medical Center has a goal of raising $500 - $750 or more during the month of August as a beneficiary of the program, which is equivalent to 500-750 bags bought in support of the cause.

Central Maine Medical Center is a local nonprofit organization with a mission of providing quality healthcare close to home. Learn more about how you can make a difference at CMMC by calling Kathy Becvar, Director of Development, at 795-2950 or visiting cmmcgiving.org.

For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com or facebook.com/hhbagprogram.