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August 11, 2015

Danvers Firefighters Donate Toys
Danver Patch.com

Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, received a generous donation of craft toys from the Danvers Fire Department and several families from around the North Shore and beyond. The toys will benefit the nonprofit’s pediatric hospice patients and their siblings, children participating in grief support groups, and young visitors to the Kaplan Family Hospice House. According to Kristen Brandolini, Children’s Program Coordinator for Care Dimensions, “Engaging children in arts and crafts projects allows them to express their feelings through creativity while promoting their emotional health.”

Danvers Firefighter Peter Carter helped to coordinate the donation in memory of Danvers Firefighter, Matthew Smith. Carter is grateful to the Scott and Porcello families of Beverly, the Laffy and Marmon families of Danvers, the Watts family of Newton, and the Ryan Family of Murrieta, CA, all of whom donated to him for participating in Reid’s Ride. Carter in turn donated these craft baskets in their names with the Danvers Fire Department to Care Dimensions to pay it forward.

Care Dimensions, one of the nation’s first hospice programs and the region’s largest, provides services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. As a non-profit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, our services include: hospice, palliative care, specialized care programs, Kaplan Family Hospice House, grief support, and education and training.

Pictured (l-r): Members of the Danvers Fire Department Adam Strome, Captain Frank Sacco, Paul LaPoint, Peter Carter, and Lieutenant Glen Cooney with Nate Lamkin, Care Dimensions Director of Bereavement Services (front) and Kristen Brandolini, Care Dimensions Children’s Program Coordinator.


Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.