Kleins, ShopRite donate $2,000 to Sen. Hooper hospice house

As part of National Hospice Month, celebrated in November, Klein's ShopRite, Klein's ShopRite customers and the Klein Family Foundation have made a $2,084 donation to the Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House in Forest Hill.

"During November, 2012, we encouraged shoppers in our six Harford County stores to make a donation to Harford County's first hospice, the Senator Bob Hooper House, when they bought their groceries at the registers," Andrew P. Klein, president of Klein's ShopRite, said. "My family's foundation then matched the customer donations, dollar for dollar. We plan on increasing this program next fall and making it a strong part of our local support for the Hospice House."

In accepting the commemorative "big check" along with the real donation, Upper Chesapeake Foundation Vice President and Executive Director Ken Ferrara and Beverly Dean-Crabtree, executive director of the Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House, expressed their thanks to the Klein family and to the support the Hooper Hospice House continues to receive from the greater Harford County community.

On Klein's Plaza Drive in Forest Hill, on approximately 2 acres donated by the Klein family, the Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House, which opened in January 2011, was the first hospice in Harford County. The $3.3 million hospice, named for the popular state legislator who died in January 2008, was built using much donated labor, materials and services, including monetary gifts from area businesses and from the Hooper family.

For more information, visit http://www.uchospice.org.

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