December 2017 eNews

12th Annual Shoe Box Reception & Holiday Mart

Please join us at Daybreak Adult Day Center Sunday, December 3rd at 4 pm to 6 pm. Enjoy light snacks, cash bar, raffle, and holiday marketplaceall to benefit the elderly in Manatee County!

Our goal is to collect 1,000 shoe boxes that will be delivered to home-bound seniors for Christmas. These boxes are often the only Holiday gift seniors receive. Bring a shoe box filled with items such as toiletries, puzzle books, moisturizing lotion, pens/pencils, Christmas trinkets, and slipper socks (or make a $20 donation to Meals on Wheels PLUS).

For detailed guidelines on the shoe boxes and for directions to Daybreak Adult Day Center, click here.

Gifts of Hope

Give Gifts of Hope by making a contribution of time, talent, or treasure this holiday season. There are so many ways to give back:

  1. Register here, to sort donated food at the Food Bank of Manatee.
  2. To host a food drive or a fundraiser at your business or organization, click here.
  3. volunteer to deliver hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors. click herefor more information or call Jackie at (941) 747-4655.
  4. Make a donation in someone’s honor.

Start a Reverse Advent Calendar

Start a new family Holiday tradition! Grab a box or a basket and add a shelf-stable food item each day through the Holiday season. Once full, you can take the food items to the Food Bank of Manatee, where volunteers will sort the food to prepare it for distribution into the community. A reverse Advent calendar can be a fun way to introduce a food drive at work or home while getting others into the giving spirit.

Subaru of America Shares the Love

For every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold from November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 to Meals on Wheels PLUS when customers designate Meals on Wheels as their charity.

In the past nine years, Subaru of America has donated over $12 million to the Meals on Wheels network—that’s the equivalent of more than 1.7 million meals to seniors across the country!

Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the Event. Through this campaign, as a Member of Meals on Wheels America, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee will receive a share of the revenue earned in Florida.

If you’re in the market for a new car, 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. Share our posts about Share the Love on Facebook (You can also do this on twitter– @MealWheelsPLUS)

Gettel Gives Back

The Gettel Automotive Family of dealerships is helping The Food Bank of Manatee feed the hungry! Make a non-perishable food donation at any Gettel location in Bradenton or Sarasota before December 20th and receive $5 off your next oil change or $500 the on a vehicle purchase.

Additionally, you can donate here and Gettel will match your donation up to $10,000.

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