Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pearce Day of Caring

Last Friday was the latest annual Pearce Day of Caring.  It's my favorite day of the Pearce year, and this year was no different.  We met at Connecticut Hospice for the second year, and again did all kinds of indoor and outdoor work.  We enjoy the chance to give back to a non-profit that does so much good in our region for so many patients and families, and it gives us the feeling of improving the lives of those people also.

It was a beautiful day, and the CT Hospice is a gorgeous setting.  The agents and staff work like dogs, though, and aren't spending much time looking out at the Sound, until we finish and gather for pizza.  I'm always so proud of our team, and never more than on Day of Caring.  They are there because they want to be, and they show up in force to help out.  Even those who are unable to do physical labor volunteer in the office, putting together programs for Hospice's annual memorial service for the families of those who have died at Hospice in the past year.  As I said to someone I interviewed today, "It's who we are."  And it's true.