S&D Contributes Significant Gift to Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast

CONCORD, N.C. – S&D Coffee & Tea, the nation’s largest custom coffee roaster and supplier of iced tea to the foodservice industry, has announced a gift of $150,000 over the course of the next five years to NorthEast Foundation, the non-profit entity supporting Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast (CHS-NE). The gift is in addition to the nearly $500,000 the company has already contributed to NorthEast Foundation and will be used to benefit the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital, located on the campus of CHS-NE.

“As one of the state’s largest private companies and a major employer in Concord, S&D is dedicated to supporting non-profits in our community — whether through volunteer hours, employee fundraising efforts or corporate donations,” said Ron Hinson, chairman, president and chief executive officer with S&D Coffee & Tea. “We are proud to contribute to the important work the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital is doing in the lives of children that need it most.”

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony held yesterday, representatives from S&D Coffee & Tea and CHS-NE unveiled a branded plaque in the pediatric waiting area of the emergency department to commemorate the gift.

“We are extremely grateful to the many years of support from S&D Coffee and Tea to the NorthEast Foundation,” said Charlie Sastoque, NorthEast Foundation President.  “As a community partner S&D Coffee and Tea has impacted our hospital through their generosity for over 20 years. They are strong supporters of our mission and dedicated to exceptional healthcare for all. This special gift will impact the children of our community right here at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital.”

About Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System (carolinashealthcare.org), one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Carolinas HealthCare System works to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

About the NorthEast Foundation
NorthEast Foundation was created in 1994 to support one of our community’s most valued assets, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.  Community leaders were invited to establish a Foundation Board of Directors whose mission was to secure additional financial support solely for Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.  Through an organized program of fund development with families, friends, businesses and neighbors, this mission continues today.  Gifts to NorthEast Foundation are considered gifts of love and support from the community, gifts that acknowledge the importance of preserving and enhancing the health status of our community.

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