Greenville Employees Support Local Hospice House
April 20, 2011

At the beginning of the year, Greenville employees made a collective commitment to “give back” on a monthly basis throughout 2011. The office's April 2011 initiative involved collecting toiletries and related items for Hospice House of Greenville. For local families, the home provides compassionate care in a warm, home-like setting for their loved ones during their final days.

Janice Arledge, receptionist for the Greenville office, identified the Hospice House's primary needs — sample size items such as mouthwash, baby powder, deodorant, coffee and individually wrapped snacks — and coordinated the collection effort. To draw attention to the Hospice campaign, Arledge decided to get creative. She made a cardboard collection bin resembling a house which she placed in the Greenville office lobby during the two week donation period. The goal was to fill the house to the rooftop.

Arledge reports that the house was filled to capacity even prior to the deadline. "Some of us know of family members and friends who were patients at the Hospice House, while others simply wanted to help out," said Arledge. "I am proud to be part of a workplace community that really cares about people and goes above and beyond to support a worthy cause."