Niagara Gazette — Praxair employees donated to $17,000 to Hospice Buffalo Thursday afternoon, a press release from the company said.
The donation was made in memory of the staff and employees' family members who were cared for by Hospice.
"Since 2007, Praxair employees have contributed almost $45,000 to Hospice. This year employees raised more than $8,000 by participating in Hospice’s annual spring bouquet sale and Praxair’s parking space auction," the statement reads.
Praxair's Global Giving Program then matched the employees' contribution.
“Our leadership team supports all of our fundraising efforts for Hospice because we recognize how important it is to our employees and their family members suffering from a serious illness,” Murray Covello, Praxair vice president of Global Engineering and Construction, said. “Since its inception, the parking space auction has been a huge success, both in terms of the money it raises and the friendly rivalries it promotes in the bidding wars among employees. It's been a win for both our employees and Hospice Buffalo.”
Hospice Buffalo serves more than 600 patients per day in homes and nursing homes, and is the only hospice program in Erie County.