Choose to Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors
Exciting news! For the ninth year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the Subaru Share the Love Event. Over for the past eight years, Subaru has donated nearly $10 million to Meals on Wheels—that’s the equivalent of more than 1.4 million meals to seniors across the country!
Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in six seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. This is simply unacceptable, which is why the Athens Community Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to the seniors of Athens. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.
We’re incredibly grateful to Subaru and its retailers for supporting our organization and the seniors we serve. With that in mind, we thought you might want to learn a little bit more about the Share the Love Event.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
This November 17, 2016 through January 3, 2017, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities, and has been since the inception of the event. And through this campaign, as a Member of Meals on Wheels America, the Athens Community Council On Aging will receive a share of the revenue earned in Georgia.
You might not be in the market to purchase a new car, but if you are—please look into the Share the Love Event to learn more. If you’re not shopping for a new vehicle, you can still help by spreading the word to your family and friends.
And remember– this holiday season, you can ensure our senior neighbors are not forgotten when you buy or lease a new Subaru and select Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice.
Musicians from Athens area high schools (and recent graduates) join forces to raise money for senior citizens during the holidays. On December 16, 2016 from 6-10pm at the Foundry, six musicians/bands will perform original and cover music as well as holiday favorites. All proceeds will benefit the Meals on Wheels program at The Athens Community Council on Aging. The Meals on Wheels program fosters independent living by delivering nutritious food to older adults.
Performers include Connor Byers, Zenith Blue, Benjamin Simpson, Simone Zaccaria Jeffers, The Varsity Band, and the Voltures. Music will range from singer song-writer to hip hop, to classic rock. Each set will include one holiday song. At the end of the night the audience will vote on their favorite tune. The winner will be invited back to the Foundry to open for a national touring act in 2017. This is an all-ages event. Tickets are $10 individual, $25 for a family of four.
“Thank you for this! With this help, I was able to share a beautiful Thanksgiving meal with my family!”
TurkeyPalooza is an annual event that partners ACCA and the Office of Service Learning’s Campus Kitchen at UGA in providing a full thanksgiving meal to food insecure older adults.
Thanks to your generous donations, we raised $8985, exceeding our goal of $6500 to provide 200 families and 190 individuals with everything they need to celebrate Thanksgiving.
With your help we can gave these families and individuals a frozen turkey and a bag full of groceries – everything needed to prepare a delicious Thanksgiving feast for their families. For those unable to prepare a meal, the Campus Kitchen at UGA prepared full Thanksgiving meals, complete with turkey and all the fixings that were then delivered by student and community volunteers.