Be A Santa To A Senior
Nov. 15 – Dec. 12, 2011
Help us share the holiday spirit & brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in our community this holiday season! PharmaHealth will be helping Home Instead Senior Care collect gifts for local seniors by hosting a “Be A Santa To A Senior” Tree or Wreath in each of our stores. Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profit & community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season.
How It Works:
1. Go to any of our pharmacy locations.
2. Choose an ornament off the tree/wreath. Each ornament will have the first name of a local senior with their gift request, which generally range in price from $5 - $20.
3. Purchase that gift and return it to the same PharmaHealth location, unwrapped and with the ornament attached to the gift.
4. Volunteers will pick up the gifts, wrap and hand them out to each senior before Christmas.
Please join us in helping to make a difference!
PharmaHealth Raises Money for Autism Awareness Month
April 2011 - April is Autism Awareness month and as a pharmacy we are collecting donations to support the programs at the Schwartz Center for Children in Dartmouth, MA. The Center is an organization that has been providing high quality therapeutic interventions, medical care and education to children living in Southeastern Mass with developmental & medical special needs, including autism, for the past 60 years.
To help raise money, we are accepting donations of $1.00 or more. For a donation of $1.00, each donor can write their name on a paper “I Support Autism Awareness” ribbon that will be displayed around the store for the month of April. We are also selling Autism Bracelets for $3.00. The total donation will be made at the beginning of May (as the last day of April is on a Saturday). The Schwartz Center will be made aware that the donations are a collaboration from the generous donations of our patients.
PharmaHealth & Friends Donate $6000.00 to A.I.D.S., INC.
Feb. 20th 2011 - PharmaHealth Pharmacy presented local non-profit organization A.I.D.S, Inc. with a $6,000.00 giant-sized check during their 17th Annual Bowl-A-Thon at Wonderbowl Lanes. A.I.D.S.Inc. has contributed to so many of our efforts this past year and have spent a record number of dollars providing emergency assistance to local families affected by HIV/AIDS that we wanted to help make the total donations to this fundraiser the best ever! We reached out to many local businesses and organizations to help meet that goal. Through generous donations from SouthernMass Credit Union, First Citizens Credit Union, Modern Printing, Monaghan Printing, Fairhaven Alarm Systems, W.B Mason, H.D Smith, ChronoMed, AmeriSource, Medicine-On-Time, Packaging Products Corp., Innovatix and several others who wish to remain anonymous, we were able to raise $3,225.
The additional $2,775 of the donation was collected in various ways by PharmaHealth employees from Friday Employee Jean Days, donations collected during our $10.00 and free flu shot programs, as well as a flat company donation of $2,100.
PharmaHealth Was The Lead Sponsor of Community Nurse & Hospice Care’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
January 29th 2011 – PharamaHealth Pharmacy was the lead sponsor, for the 3rd year in a row, of Fairhaven Community Nurse & Hospice Care’s annual Spaghetti Dinner. As people filed in for a great spaghetti dinner, PharmaHealth was able to feature a display table out front, handing out information on our services as well as free pens and calendars. 26 PharmaHealth employees and their family members turned out for the meal.
PharmaHealth Staff Volunteer at The Shepherd’s Pantry and St. Martin’s Church
December 18th 2010 - Three PharmaHealth employees, Abby Dubois, Claudia Braga & Lori Landry, spent two hours volunteering at The Shepherd’s Pantry in Acushnet (located inside the Long Plain United Methodist Church on 1215 N. Main St.). They helped hand out food and supplies to over 150 recipients. In addition to the supplies already at the Pantry, PharmaHealth had put together 140 “PharmaHealth Care” black cloth shopping totes filled with items such as, non-perishable groceries, hot chocolate, soap, tissues, paper towels, Band-Aids, lip balm, hand sanitizer a 2011 calendar and a coupon to use at any PharmaHealth location valued at $10.00 worth of free over the counter merchandise. Items in these bags were purchased with $300 collected from Employee Jean Days.
December 28th 2010 - PharmaHealth’s Abigail Dubois and Enget Dang brought 3 car loads of clothing, food and books to St. Martin’s Church Food Pantry. They stayed for an hour and helped each attendee pick out a few items they would like to take home for free.
Holiday Food & Clothing Drive 2010
Dec. 1st - Dec. 20th - PharmaHealth Pharmacy held our 3rd Annual Food & Clothing Drive to benefit local needy families. Extremely generous PharmaHealth employees, PharmaHealth patients and other local residents donated a record number of items this year. During our three week drive, we collected over 75 winter coats, bags of almost new jeans, sweaters and many name-brand items, handmade hats & scarves, books, toys and countless food items. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the food & clothing drive. This has by far been the most successful year yet and has allowed us to reach out to two new organizations!
As the items came in, they were sorted by category and eventually donated to one of the following organizations: Home of H.O.P.E, New Bedford Immigrants Assistance Center, Harbour House, Luis E. Martinez House, the Greater New Bedford Women’s Shelter, the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center and several well-deserving PharmaHealth patients.
World AIDS Day 2010
December 1st 2010 – Was World AIDS Day! To celebrate and show our support for our local HIV/AIDS communities, PharmaHealth Pharmacy was in attendance at several local World AIDS Day events. At least one representative of PharmaHealth attended each of the following events. PharmaHealth either sponsored or provided a resource table on our services for most of these events. We participated in a World AIDS Day Breakfast & Presentation at White’s of Westport featuring a speaker, display tables and the awarding of this year’s Bob Gier Award to a recipient recognized for their community service accomplishments within the HIV/AIDS community. We sponsored an all day World AIDS Day Cultural & Educational Event at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center that featured exciting cultural events and entertainment, educational resource tables, Rapid HIV testing, information on their Cape Verde mission and a dinner partly sponsored by PharmaHealth Pharmacy. We showed our support in Fall River for the Raising of the Flags/Press Release in the afternoon followed by a candlelight vigil & march at night sponsored by Seven Hills Behavioral Health to remember those lost to AIDS, support those who live with HIV/AIDS, and help raise awareness about the disease. A PharmaHealth representative also attended a Spaghetti Dinner at the Italian Naturalization Club in Taunton put on by the Consumer Advisory Board to support the HIV/AIDS services provided by Community Counseling of Bristol County. Lastly, PharmaHealth was also in attendance at the New Bedford City Hall’s AIDS Vigil which was also held to support Seven Hills Behavioral Health.
Grand Opening of New Fairhaven Location
July 24th, 2010 – PharmaHealth Pharmacy opened a New location on 132 Alden Rd. in Fairhaven (relocating from 360 Faunce Corner Rd. Dartmouth) in June. The Grand Opening on July 24th hosted a variety of vendors including Blood Pressure testing from Community Nurse & Hospice, Beltone New England, Spinal screening from Gateway Chiropractic, games from Monster Golf, Seven Hills health van, mini hand and chair massages from Gloria & Company Salon, face painting, the fire truck from the Fairhaven Fire Dept., info from Abbott and the 3 hour event was broadcast live on Fun107. Those who attended the event we’re greeted with a variety of free food and drinks, a tour of the new building and the opportunity to enter to win over 25 prizes (donated by local businesses) in our raffle!
The move to Fairhaven was brought on by our need for a larger space for our Long Term Care division as we had outgrown our previous location. We also needed additional space to house our two new divisions, PharmaHealth Specialty and PCRS (PharmaHealth Clinical Research Services). PharmaHealth Specialty, which brought on 11 new staff members, works closely with physicians, healthcare professionals and patients to help them manage chronic, life threatening or rare medical conditions. PCRS employs fully PCCA trained compounding pharmacists and qualified pharmacy technicians to address the multiple dosage needs of clinical trials.
A.I.D.S., Inc. 17th Annual Bowl-A-Thon
Feb. 29th, 2010 - PharmaHealth employee's enjoy a morning of bowling at Wonder Bowl in New Bedford in support of local non-profit A.I.D.S., Inc.'s annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser. During the event, PharmaHealth presented the board members of A.I.D.S., with a $2,000 donation.
$300.00 of the donation was contributed from the PharmaHealth employee's Friday Jean Money Fund, which benefits local causes. Of the 100 bowlers in attendance, 15 were PharmaHealth employees and family, who jointly helped to raise over $6,000 for
The Association of Individuals Dedicated & Sincere, Inc. "A.I.D.S., INC," an Acushnet, MA based non profit, has been providing emergency financial assistance to individuals with HIV/AIDS in greater New Bedford & Fall River Massachusetts since 1989.
Food & Clothing Drive
December 2009 - During the month of December, PharmaHealth held a food and clothing drive for local needy families. We collected a record number of donations this year, with over 40 winter coats, bags of almost new jeans, handmade hats & scarves and countless food items. Thank you again to everyone who contributed and helped us make the holidays a little nicer!
Some of the recipients that received donations from this drive included: Home of H.O.P.E, St. Martin's Church Food Pantry & Thrift Shop, New Bedford Immigrants Assistance Center, Luis E. Martinez House, Whitney Academy and several well-deserving PharmaHealth patients.
October 23, 2009 - PharmaHealth becomes a sponsor of Gay Bingo, a program of AIDS Care Ocean State and AIDS Project RI. Gay Bingo is held every third Thurs. of the month at the Riviera Bingo Palace on Elmwood Avenue in Cranston, RI.
For our first sponsorship month, PharmaHealth provided each attendee with a Goodie Bag and had a Raffle for 3 Panara Bread Gift Cards. Each raffle ticket was one sample section of our PharmaPak with a number on it.
Back-2-School Backpack & Finger Printing Event
August 2009 - PharmaHealth held a 2-day event at our North and South End locations to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to local children. We invited families to come in for their Free backpack with the option to Enter to Win a Fully Loaded backpack with over #40 items inside.
The backpacks given out had essential school supplies inside, including notebooks, folders, pens & pencils, index cards, erasers, hi-lighters and a ruler. The front pouch also included a juice box, Pringles, Wet One hand wipe and a coupon for Pizza at Papa John's.
We also had a finger printing station set up so parents could have their children finger printed.
Additional backpacks were given to the New Bedford Women's Shelter and handed out at the Bullard St. Neighborhood Assoc. Family Fair and during a Food Panty at St. Martin's Church in New Bedford.
Night Out At the New Bedford Bay Sox Game
July 13, 2009 - PharmaHealth, in partnership with WB Mason and Rosenfield, Raymon & Pielech, provided an evening of fun for local youth organizations by inviting and paying for a total of 195 youth to attend the New Bedford Bay Sox baseball game against the Keene, NH Swamp Bats.
As the youth arrived at the gate, each was given a ticket, Bay Sox t-shirt and goodie bag donated by the Bristol County DA's office, which included a Bay Sox program book, Bay Sox wrist band and a food voucher for a hot dog, soda and bag of chips.
PharmaHealth is a 2009 & 2010 sponsor of the Bay Sox.
H.O.P.E. Collaborative's Day Of Fun
July 2nd, 2009 - Abby and Jim attend a Day Of Fun at Ft. Tabor in New Bedford. The event, put on by the H.O.P.E (Healthy Opportunities for Peaceful Engagement) Collaborative gave local children involved in the H.O.P.E programs to get out and enjoy themselves, with a day of food, games, entertainment and awards.
H.O.P.E. is a network of community- based organizations, faith-based agencies, service agencies & community members dedicated to building & sustaining safe, productive & peaceful communities.by developing & implementing strategies, programs & public policies that will address the root causes of violence in the communities and promote peace, social justice & equity.
Giant Paper Shredder For Patient Safety
April 2009 - In response to recent legislation and law suits against other organizations for not properly disposing of their patients/clients personal information, PharmaHealth has purchased a giant paper shredder. Patient confidentiality means a lot to us, so all our patients personal information is shredded when we are through with it.
Community Nurse & Hospice "Light Up The Night" Fundraiser
March 27, 2009 - PharmaHealth split the lead sponsorship for this event with Hawthorn Medical to assist in Community Nurse's efforts to raise money to continue to support their patients and their families that receive their hospice services.
A.I.D.S., Inc. 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon
Feb. 2009 - PharmaHealth employees attend AIDS fundraiser at Wonder Bowl Lanes in New Bedford and present A.I.D.S., INC with a giant-sized $1,000 check. "That donation alone is going to greatly support the launch of our new food program," said Jim Coutinho, President of A.I.D.S., INC.
PharmaHealth also handed out Special Prescription Savings Cards as an additional way to raise money for the organization. In return for filling prescriptions at PharmaHealth, for every card that is mailed back to Jim Coutinho, PharmaHealth Pharmacy will make a $5.00 donation to A.I.D.S., INC.
Neediest Family Donations
December 2008 - Partnering with the New Bedford Salvation Army, PharmaHealth opened their hearts to four of New Bedford's Neediest Families this year. In total, we helped to make the holidays a little merrier for 11 children, four boys and seven girls between the ages of 6 months and 14 years old.
Each child received a combination of fun toys as well as essentials, like winter boots, snow suits & scarves for the girls. A Christmas stocking for every child with their name glitter glued on the front was also made and filled with a gift certificate for a turkey and a $100 grocery store gift card.
Holiday Food & Clothing Drive 2008
December 2008 - PharmaHealth rallied to collect 3 car loads of food and clothing that was donated to St. Martin's Food Pantry. As a first attempt at such a large scale collection, the drive was a huge success!
Whaler's Cove Presentation
August 2008 - Representatives from PharmaHealth lead a presentation on the pharmacy's available services to a room full of Whaler's Cove residents. Residents enjoyed coffee, donuts and a fruit bowl while they asked questions and learned the benefits of our services.
PharmaHealth representatives are always available to provide presentations to staff members or residents at your facility or organization.
14th Annual Walk On AIDS
June 2008 - PharmaHealth provided a refreshment cart, filled with ice cold Gatorade and water at the half way point of the 5 mile walk.
The Walk On AIDS is held annually at Ft. Tabor in New Bedford, with proceeds benefitting A.I.D.S., Inc. and other local AIDS service programs.