Hope HealthCare Services and Premium Chocolate Confections Company Announce New Partnership

03/01/2010

Hope HealthCare Services and Premier Chocolate Confections Company, Norman Love Confections Announce New Partnership - Fundraiser helps Hope provide services throughout Southwest Florida.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 1, 2010) – Award-winning chocolatier Norman Love, founder of Norman Love Confections, and Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, announced a new partnership that designates five percent of Hope-related sales at Norman Love Confections to the health care organization for one year.

Customers of Norman Love Confections, a Premium Chocolate Confections Company who make online purchases through http://hope.normanlove.com will be contributing to Hope HealthCare Services. A link to the chocolatier’s Web site is available at HopeHCS.org, as well.  

“Hospice holds a special place in my heart,” said Love, whose mother was cared for by hospice prior to her death in 1989. “This partnership is a great way to support an organization that plays an important role in our community and provides excellent services to our families. I sincerely hope the promotion is wildly successful for our friends at Hope.”

Beckwith said the partnership is a natural fit for both organizations. “Chocolates are a favorite way of expressing care and comfort,” said Beckwith, “and providing care and comfort to our patients and families is at the core of Hope’s mission. We truly appreciate Norman’s generous support of Hope through this partnership.”

For more information or to make a contributing purchase, please visit HopeHCS.org or   http://hope.normanlove.com, or call (239) 985-7795.

About Hope HealthCare Services:

Hope HealthCare Services, a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services, is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3)-status community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care.  Hope is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), the national leader in improving the quality of care in the home-care industry, and is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation in patient care. For more information, visit www.hopehcs.org.

Media Contact for Hope HealthCare Services:
Cheryl Garn, APR, Director of Mission Support
cheryl.garn@HopeHCS.org
239-985-7795

About Norman Love Confections:
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates. Based in Fort Myers, Fla., the corporate headquarters encompasses both the production and retail operations. The Chocolate Salon is a stylish retail shop with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies. For more information about the Premium Chocolate Confections Company, Norman Love Confections, visit the Chocolate Salon located at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, off Daniels Parkway, in Fort Myers, call toll free 866-515-2121 or visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

Media Contact for Norman Love Confections:
Jennifer Thomas, APR
jennifer@fsrventures.com
239-288-7483

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