Monday, March 1, 2010

Hope HealthCare Services, Norman Love Confections Announce New Partnership

Fundraiser helps Hope provide services throughout Southwest Florida

Award-winning chocolatier Norman Love, founder of Norman Love Confections, and Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, announced a new partnership that designates five percent of Hope-related sales at Norman Love Confections to the health care organization for one year.

“Hospice holds a special place in my heart,” said Love, whose mother was cared for by hospice prior to her death in 1989. “This partnership is a great way to support an organization that plays an important role in our community and provides excellent services to our families. I sincerely hope the promotion is wildly successful for our friends at Hope.”

Beckwith said the partnership is a natural fit for both organizations. “Chocolates are a favorite way of expressing care and comfort,” said Beckwith, “and providing care and comfort to our patients and families is at the core of Hope’s mission. We truly appreciate Norman’s generous support of Hope through this partnership.”

For more information or to make a contributing purchase, please visit hopehcs.org/love or hope.normanlove.com, or call (239) 985-7795.

About Norman Love Confections:
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates. Based in Fort Myers, Fla., the corporate headquarters encompasses both the production and retail operations. The Chocolate Salon is a stylish retail shop with an intimate ambiance in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies. For more information about Norman Love Confections, visit the Chocolate Salon located at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, off Daniels Parkway, in Fort Myers, call toll free 866-515-2121 or visit
hope.normanlove.com.