Davidson County Department of Senior Services Joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America, Inc. in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season
The 13th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Davidson County seniors
Davidson County Department of Senior Services is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the campaign. From November 19, 2020, through January 4, 2021, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities.
“We are excited to partner with Subaru during their year-end sales. On average, 100 home bound elderly remain on a wait list for Meals on Wheels Davidson County. The revenue shared through this effort will allow us to deliver meals to some of those in need and waiting for this valuable service,” states Thessia Everhart-Roberts, Director of Davidson County Senior Services
“Meals on Wheels America is proud to partner with Subaru of America for the 13th consecutive year to enable more seniors to live with independence and dignity,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.3 million meals and friendly visits to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We’re enormously grateful to Subaru and its retailers for their long-standing commitment to Meals on Wheels and the millions of seniors who depend on it for nourishment and companionship.”
Over the last 12 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $176 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $200 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.
By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event and selecting Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in Davidson County.
For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
About Davidson County Senior Services and Meals on Wheels
The mission of Davidson County Senior Services is to support, assist, and advocate for older and disabled adults and their families by offering an evolving array of programs and services to meet their present and future needs regarding their well-being, independence, involvement in their community, and the ability for them to remain in their own home.
Meals on Wheels are provided for home bound seniors who are 60 years of age or older, live within the rural serving area, and unable to prepare or obtain a complete nutritious meal. Meals are delivered during the weekday by area volunteers. Senior Services does not charge for services provided. Services are primarily funded by state and federal grants and community donations. Participants of the program are encouraged to make monthly contributions if they are able. Inability to contribute does not affect monthly services. Currently Senior Services operates twenty three Meals on Wheels routes serving 270 seniors each day.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $165 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.
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