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Win $1,000 with OWL About Care wins Stars Award
Raffle tickets are being sold by members of the Ocotillo Women’s League to The 2009 Healthcare Stars Award for Nonprofit Achievement will go to
raise money for Hospice of the Valley, Dobson Home. The winner will receive About Care during the 2009 Sage Foundation for Health’s annual Red Ball,
$1,000 cash when the ticket is drawn in Jan. 18, 2010. Tickets are $20 each and held Sat., Nov. 7 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Phoenix.
only 200 will be sold. About Care is being honored for recruiting, training and supporting
“The odds are great,” says OWL member Sharon Anton. “They make volunteers who provide transportation, shopping, errand running, reassurance
wonderful stocking stuffers.” phone calls, friendly visits, minor home repairs and business help to the
Hospice of the Valley was founded in 1977 as a nonprofit organization homebound elderly and disabled, as well as respite for caregivers to the elderly.
providing comfort and dignity as life near its end, regardless of ablity to pay. Since 2005, the agency has served some of the oldest neighborhoods of
OWL’s Community Service Committee plans to donate more than $2,500 to Chandler and Gilbert, with 82 percent of their clients being elderly women
Hospice of the Valley as the result of the ticket sales. who are economically disadvantaged. Many of About Care’s clients live in
For more information on the raffle and OWL, contact Anton at 480-782-0809 older mobile homes, have only their social security and small pensions, and
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. 60 to 68 percent have incomes of less than $20,000 per year.
For details, call 480-802-2331 or visit www aboutcare.org
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