Exciting news! We are once again participating in the Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past ten years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver nearly 2 million meals nationwide to seniors in need.
This November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities.* Meals on Wheels is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event. Through this event, as a member of Meals on Wheels America, we will receive a share of the donation from Subaru vehicles sold in New York State.
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 Subaru Share the Love Event.
*Disclaimer: Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Pre-approved Hometown Charities may be selected for donation depending on retailer participation. Certain participating retailers may make an additional donation to the Hometown Charities selected. Purchasers/lessees must make their charity designations by January 31, 2019. The four national charities will receive a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 each. See your local Subaru retailer for details or visit subaru.com/share. All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc.
Enjoy a great Italian dinner and support Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park. Have dinner at Coppola’s Restaurant in Hyde Park on Thursday, Oct 25 from 5:00 to closing. John Coppola will donate a percentage of proceeds from that night to our organization. Call 845 229-9113 for reservations! Please join us in extending our thanks to John Coppola for his continued support of Meals on Wheels!
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Seniors in Dutchess County, our President, Mr. Jack Fenton, recently received a Senior Achievement Award at the Celebration of Aging event sponsored by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging. Presenting the award to Jack were Sue Serino, NY State Senator, Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive and Todd Tancredi, Director, DC Office for the Aging. Congratulations Jack on this well-deserved recognition. Thank for for your tireless efforts to make life better for our Seniors!
Some of our volunteers who are registered with Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dutchess County attended the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on Thursday, April 26. The mission of RSVP is to recruit and place individuals 55 and older with volunteer opportunities, utilizing their talents and skills to engage in meaningful service activities in their communities.
RSVP conveyed their appreciation to our president, Mr. Jack Fenton for doing an outstanding job as the guest speaker! Wendy and Heather were lucky to walk away with raffle prizes. A very good time was had by all at the Meals on Wheels table!
The weather does not appear to recognize we should be in warmer weather, but March for Meals has ended. Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park thanks all of the Community Champions who supported what we do each day, especially those who joined our volunteers in delivering meals in the greater Hyde Park area and The Village of Rhinebeck. Thanks goes out to the businesses that allowed us to put out a coin box and to all who contributed. Special thanks to the Marist students/North Road Communications for all of their help with our social media and radio communications and for delivering and spending time with our clients!
The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will enable them to serve America’s seniors all year long. The 16th annual March for Meals campaign gives local businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to support homebound seniors in a variety of ways to make America stronger and healthier. This support helps us deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to our local seniors all year long. By volunteering, donating or speaking out, you can ensure the seniors in your neighborhood can live more healthy, happy and independent lives at home, where they want to be. For more information, see: http://www.marchformeals.com/
Stay tuned for more details on the exciting activities we have planned!