Here in San Diego, Senior Community Centers is making a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of seniors each day who aren’t able to meet their basic needs. We provide over 1,800 daily meals to needy seniors throughout the county at our 10 dining sites and at the homes of our homebound seniors.
I’d like to share some exciting information about our brand new “Food from the Heart” campaign that will not only feed nutritious meals to seniors, but generate a grass-roots philanthropic challenge where everyone can participate.
Here is a video that explains the program in more detail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RBCto7lOxM
How would you like to be our family for the day and with your generosity feed this wonderful group of seniors on the calendar day that you select? You and your family or friends can be the designated family of all our seniors for that day. Our definition of family is really big. It can be a group of folks from your church or synagogue, a service club, softball team or students from your kids’ school. Any group of people willing to make a difference in the lives of our seniors is a “family.”
How can your family help feed our seniors?
- Send an email or make a call to all your family members or friends and ask each member to give what they can.
- Pool your money together and for $1,000 dollars your “family” can be our seniors’ family for the day and provide the support we need to cover the cost of these meals. Many of us are blessed with larger families, or have families at work or with our friends, and collectively will quickly reach or surpass this dollar amount.
- You and your “family” will also be invited on that day of the year that you choose to sponsor, and serve the meals to our seniors, whose smiles will give you an even greater gift in return.
- Senior Community Centers would like to feature you on our web site as our family of the day with a photo of the family and your favorite quote that reflects your family’s values and aspirations.
Thank you for your generosity and for being part of a broader solution to end senior poverty and hunger through innovative solutions. Let us leave you with one of our favorite quotes.
“The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.” by Miriam Beard
Visit http://www.servingseniors.org/how-to-help/food-from-the-heart/today and sign up!