Greenville (S.C.) Employees Support McCall Hospice House with Comfort Bags for Patients
May 15, 2013

KBR Building Group employees in Greenville chose Open Arms Hospice as its community service beneficiary this month.  Over the course of a few weeks, people donated a variety of items needed for “comfort bags” provided to in-home and McCall Hospice House patients. Collected items included body wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste, skid-proof socks, lotion, brushes and combs, crossword puzzles, pens, small notebooks for journaling, hard candy, bottled water, crackers, small handheld games, disposable cameras, fleece blankets and more.  

Greenville employees supported the McCall Hospice House in a similar way two years ago. Janice Arledge, receptionist, coordinated the effort both times.

“For local families, Open Arms Hospice provides compassionate care in a warm, home-like setting for their loved ones during their final days,” said Janice. “Even though none of us have a personal connection to the organization, we chose to support it because they have an excellent reputation and we know they provide a very important service.”      

The box of donated items was delivered to the McCall Hospice House on Friday, May 10. The volunteer coordinator expressed her deep appreciation of KBR Building Group’s generosity.

About Open Arms Hospice 
Open Arms Hospice — a ministry of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System — is the operating hospice of the McCall Hospice House of Greenville, a free standing, 30-bed facility that is the first facility in the Greenville area to provide inpatient hospice care. It is a place where comfort, dignity and compassion support individuals at the end of life. Developed to emphasize the natural surroundings, each private room has a personal patio overlooking courtyards, garden areas or the Reedy River. The intimate chapel and nature surroundings provide serenity for reflection, worship and meditation for both patients and their families. Learn more.