DEAR SUN SPOTS: Good morning. A short time ago, I read a letter from a lady who was looking for history books for family member to read. I have some and would like to get them to her, however, I cannot find the letter. If the lady who wanted the books still wants them she can call me at (207) 577-4271, and we can arrange pickup. Thank you. — Charlotte from Auburn.

ANSWER: The letter to which you refer ran in the Friday, March 10, column. In it, Pat from Lisbon was searching for history books for her history-buff daughter. She provided her phone number, (207) 713-2420, for anyone who might be able to help out.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is looking for volunteers for patients and families under our hospice care in home settings, nursing facilities and at the Hospice House. Hospice is a home-based program that provides holistic, palliative and end-of-life care to patients who are living with a life limiting illness. Your two to four hour weekly commitment can make an incredible difference in the lives of a patient and his or her family. A 20-hour hospice training is scheduled to start Thursday, May 5, at noon.  

Not ready to volunteer for hospice? Consider signing on to do transportation and grocery shopping for our patients under the Home Care program. This training is four hours, and training is scheduled monthly. Please call for training dates.

All classes take place in our Lewiston office at 15 Strawberry Ave. Train here and be matched in your area. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice provides patient centered care throughout Androscoggin, Franklin, Northern Cumberland and Oxford counties, as well as parts of Kennebec, Sagadahoc and Somerset counties. We have needs in all of our service areas.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call Kathy Baillargeon, volunteer supervisor, at 795-9586, or e-mail her at [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are very grateful for your help in promoting our annual fundraiser. Catholic Financial Life, formerly (l’Union Saint-Jean-Baptiste) Chapter N413, is inviting area residents to join them in our annual family bottle drive to benefit Hope Village in Haiti.

Free The is a nonprofit organization. Project Hope (Pwoje Espwa) takes care of over 800 orphans, providing shelter, medical care, education and a soup kitchen. Donations are down so your help is desperately needed. Read more at:

With the help of area donors, our chapter is hoping to raise enough money to receive matching funds from Catholic Financial Life. Last year, our joint efforts brought in $9,700. We need your continued support. Please save your bottles May 1 through 31. Kindly redeem your bottles and send us a check by June 5, 2016. Cash donations are also very much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Catholic Financial Life Chapter N413, c/o Jean Gastonguay, 237 Pleasant St., Lewiston, ME, 04240. Thank you. — Jean, Lewiston.

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