LEWISTON – A grant award from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine will help Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice care for children with life limiting illnesses living in central and western Maine.

Representatives from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine, along with the local McDonald’s owner/operator awarded $4,000 to the Journey of Hope Campaign for the new hospice house. The grant will be used to equip the new hospice house with needed pediatric equipment, furnishings and supplies.

“The grant will help support our efforts to bring quality pediatric hospice care to Maine,” said Janet Hall, hospice director. “The grant will help us purchase needed pediatric medical equipment, supplies and furnishings, and equip the play area with items for our young patients and family members at the new hospice house.”

The hospice house, located on Stetson Road in Auburn, will be Maine’s first in-patient hospice facility when it opens in November.

“We are proud to award this grant to AHCH in support of their efforts to care for terminally ill children,” said local McDonald’s owner/operators Dave and Janice Hamilton.

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