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Shepherd Center Kicks Off Holiday Gift-Giving Fundraiser

Shepherd Center Auxiliary today kicks off its annual fundraising event, Pecans on Peachtree®. For nearly three decades, Pecans on Peachtree® has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund patient-related programs at Shepherd Center through annual holiday sales of pecans, most grown in the state of Georgia.

 “We have sent pecans as corporate gifts for many years, and knowing that we are making a difference makes the gift even better. We feel good helping to raise funds for patient programs at Shepherd Center,” says Pecans on Peachtree® supporter Bob Mathis, CEO of Peachtree Planning Corporation of Atlanta.

Pecans on Peachtree® offers an assortment of pecans and candies designed especially for holiday gift giving, priced from $16 and up. The delicious nuts and chocolate-covered pecans are great for corporate gifts, teacher gifts, a neighborhood gift exchange, as well as those last minute gift needs.

Pecans on Peachtree® are the most appreciated teacher and neighbor gifts we’ve ever given.  They’re always delicious and a gift that gives year-round,” says former Shepherd Center patient Caroline Hazel and her mom Cheryl Hazel of Fredericksburg, Va.

Pecans for Peachtree are on sale from Nov. 7 – Dec. 23, 2011, and can be picked up in person or shipped.

To order:

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  • Call 404-367-1322 or toll-free 1-877-5PECANS (877-573-2267).

  • Visit Monday through Friday 9:30am-4:00pm (and Saturdays in December from 10:30am to 2:30pm) at the Woodruff Family Residence Center, next door to Shepherd Center at 2020 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30309

Last year, the Shepherd Center Auxiliary sold more than seven tons of pecans, raising more than $75,000 in net proceeds for programs that support patients and their families during their stay at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.  

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.