Senior Services of Alexandria joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

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Subaru Share the Love Event ® helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Alexandria’s seniors

Anil George – Sales Manager Beyer Subaru; Maryanne Beatty, Ellyn Kirtley and Jennifer Rohrbach of SSA; and Stephanie Beyer Kirby, Vice-President – Beyer Subaru and Beyer Automotive Group. (Courtesy photo)
Anil George – Sales Manager Beyer Subaru; Maryanne Beatty, Ellyn Kirtley and Jennifer Rohrbach of SSA; and Stephanie Beyer Kirby, Vice-President – Beyer Subaru and Beyer Automotive Group. (Courtesy photo)

Senior Services of Alexandria is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners for the ninth year running. From November 17, 2016, to January 3, 2017, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charity.

“Senior Services of Alexandria is proud to participate again in this year’s “Share the Love Campaign” to raise awareness around senior hunger, said Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA). We are honored that Beyer Subaru of Alexandria chose SSA is its hometown charity again this year. We looking forward to working with them to spread the word about how Meals on Wheels is making a difference in so many seniors’ lives in the City of Alexandria.”

Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like SSA will receive a share of the revenue raised by Subaru in their state. SSA has partnered with Beyer Subaru of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia, to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels through educating the community about the program and services that Senior Services provides to seniors including deliver meals on wheels as part of its Senior Nutrition Program.

“It is a true testament to the value of Meals on Wheels and the strength of our nationwide network that Subaru of America and its customers choose to give back to this vital service year after year,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since its inception, Share the Love has helped deliver more than 1.4 million meals to seniors served by Meals on Wheels. It is our hope that this year’s event ensures that even more seniors receive the nourishment they need to continue living independently at home.”

This year, for the first time throughout the life of the program, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. By the end of this year’s event, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $90 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.

“Beyer Subaru and the Subaru of America are pleased to support Meals on Wheels and Senior Services through the Share the Love event. Every month the Beyer Subaru team works together to deliver meals to members in our community in great need, said Stephanie Beyer Kirby, Vice President of Beyer Automotive Group. It is our day of service and is one that brings great joy. We hope that the Share the Love event provides additional resources,  so even more can be served through this wonderful organization.”

By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Event and selecting Meals on Wheels America and/or Senior Services of Alexandria as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in Alexandria, Virginia.

For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is a nonprofit organization that has as its mission, “to foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.” SSA operates the Meals on Wheels delivery program and DOT transportation reservations for the City, presents educational programs through various events, a speaker series and a monthly cable television production, Senior Living in Alexandria. SSA and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria operate the Animeals on Wheels program, providing food for pets of low-income seniors. SSA’s Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with seniors for weekly visits, enhancing connections to the community. SSA also operates a Groceries to Go Program for seniors who have difficulty shopping.

About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in 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