For Immediate Release: November 16, 2016
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-389-9912, *protected email*
WESTBOROUGH _ South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) is once again making a difference in the lives of local families by helping to nourish those in need during the holiday season. SCPT will be collecting non-perishable food items at all six of its practice locations in Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street), and Worcester.
In 2012, SCPT first began gathering donations to benefit the non-profit organization, Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc. The spirit of giving blossomed among team members and patients, and the food drive became an anticipated and appreciated community effort. This year, SCPT will donate collected items to charitable organizations within each of the towns where SCPT offers a practice location.
“The holidays are a wonderful time for many families, but for those with less, the pressures of the season create an additional hardship,” said SCPT Executive Director Eric Cardin. “With the help of our patients and team members, we can make a difference – one family, and one community at a time,” he added.
Most needed items for the drive include: stuffing mix, canned vegetables and sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy mix, and instant mashed potatoes. Those who wish to contribute turkeys are welcome to donate grocery store gift cards.
“SCPT continues to do its part to build strong communities, every day, and that starts in the neighborhoods where we work, live, and play,” Cardin said. “Together, we can make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need.”
The food donations collected at each SCPT practice location have been allocated to benefit the following charitable organizations: Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc. (Auburn); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Charlton); Friends of Millbury Seniors (Millbury); Forbes Community House (Westborough); and Catholic Charities Food Pantry (Worcester).
To donate to the South County Physical Therapy, Inc. Thanksgiving Food Drive, visit any one of its six practice locations through November 17th with shelf-stable food items.
For over 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.