CBS Day of Caring at the Cancer House of Hope

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – There are lots of ways people in our community contribute to the fight against cancer. On Saturday June 18, 2016, employees of Connecticut Business Systems (CBS), a Xerox company, brought the fight directly to CHD Cancer House of Hope for a spring cleanup day.

“We are truly grateful to the people of CBS for wanting to support the House,” said Joe Kane, Program Director for Cancer House of Hope. “Part of what makes the House so welcoming is the feeling when you arrive that you are a guest in someone’s home. CBS employees have planned cleanup projects such as freshening up the gardens, landscaping and building exterior to help make the House feel even more like a home. All efforts that support the life changing work of CHD and the Cancer House of Hope are welcomed and sincerely appreciated.”

“The staff at CBS is thrilled to be taking part in the Day of Caring,” said Cindy DeGray, Sales Manager at Connecticut Business Systems, a Xerox company. “As a service-driven business, we know that it’s important to reach out to support valuable community resources, and none is more important to individuals and families facing a cancer diagnosis than Cancer House of Hope. We’re looking forward to getting our hands dirty and making the House look great!”

Projects for the Day of Caring event at CHD Cancer House of Hope included:

  • Planting flowers (annuals and perennials)
  • Hanging flower pots for the front of the House
  • Lawn seeding and patching
  • Spreading mulch
  • Adding ground cover for the Healing Garden
  • Cleaning windows
  • Repainting exterior trim
  • General outside cleanup


CHD’s Cancer House of Hope works to enhance the lives of people with cancer and those who care about them by providing emotional, educational, social and spiritual support. We provide free-of-charge cancer support services and relaxation programs for those who face this devastating disease. Each year, CHD Cancer House of Hope serves 350 to 400 members, right here in our community. Every penny of every dollar donated to the House directly impacts programming and the people served.

Center for Human Development (CHD), founded in 1972, is a CARF-accredited organization providing a broad range of high quality, community-oriented human services to 17,000 children, adolescents, adults, and families each year. The organization is dedicated to promoting, enhancing and protecting the dignity and welfare of people in need.  Cancer House of Hope also receives funding from CHD.

Connecticut Business Systems (CBS), a Xerox Company, situated at 14 Bobala Rd, Holyoke, MA, is a leader in the sale and service of state-of -the-art office equipment for imagine and information technology.

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