Senior Connections is launching “40 Days of Giving”, a 40-day campaign that aims to raise $40,000 for the non-profit’s senior services, including its 3,000 meals per day Meals On Wheels program.
Right in time for Mother’s Day, area residents are invited to honor their own mother by making a donation to Senior Connections, the home and community-based service organization that provides programs and services designed to help seniors “age in place” in the comfort of their homes.
“It is a splendid way to honor and say ‘thank you’ to your parents,” says Debra Furtado, Chief Executive Officer of the 39-year old organization.
According to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), more than 20 percent of seniors throughout the metro Atlanta area live on less than $15,000 per year. As a state, Georgia is ranked as the seventh worst for seniors living with the threat of hunger.
For 40 days, from May 9 (Senior Wednesday) through Father’s Day on June 17, Senior Connections’s goal is to raise $1,000 each day - $40,000 total, through online and mailed-in donations. That’s just 40 donations of $25 per day.
Here’s a breakdown of what $25 per week buys;
- A week’s worth of meals, delivered to a senior’s door
- Can cover more than an hour of in-home care for an older adult who needs just a little help to stay and live safely in his or her home.
- Help weatherize a house, replace a water heater or repair a roof.
- Defray the costs of health fairs and exercise classes organized by Senior Connections to keep seniors alert and active.
To donate any amount, please visit www.seniorconnectionsatl.org/donate or mail your donation to Senior Connections, 5238 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, attention: Donations.
To stay informed of the success of the “40 Days of Giving” campaign, please “Like” Senior Connections on Facebook or follow the organization on Twitter. Donors are encouraged to post pictures of their parents on Senior Connections’ Facebook page to show their love.