Bob’s Corner – Special Request
I hope you enjoy reading Bob’s Corner each month. I come to you today with a special request. I am asking for a donation to help us continue serving hot lunches at the Senior Center through the end of the year.
If you’ve read beyond that last sentence – thank you.
As the population becomes older, Euclid Senior Programs has seen continued steady growth. We offer seniors a hot lunch Monday – Friday, and daily programs to keep them active and social. On average, we see 100 senior citizens per day at the Center.
In 2016, we will serve over 42,000 lunches (in congregate at the Center and to homebound seniors). The truth is that for many, our lunch is the only hot, nutritious meal they will have in a day.
The City of Euclid continues its substantial support of the program and we receive some grant funding, but the demand for meals is exceeding our ability to pay for them. Earlier this year we saw that we would need $20,000 to purchase enough meals to feed the seniors through the end of 2016. We approached County officials and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging about the issue, and we were given a generous $10,000 Challenge Grant from the WRAAA. The grant is based on our ability to also raise $10,000.
This is where we need your help. Can you possibly join us in this effort to feed our seniors? Food insecurity, wondering where your next meal will come from, is a very real issue. If you do not have that worry, then you have at least one reason to be truly thankful.
Please help by sending your donation to the Euclid Senior Center, 1 Bliss Lane, Euclid, OH 44123, or use the website www.youcaring.com/euclid-senior-programs-636389 .
Donating to a cause like this one is a selfless act. Please know that your donation is meaningful and will make a difference in someone’s life.
We greatly appreciate your concern and support. May the good you do come back to you tenfold.
Bob Payne, Manager