GIFT CARDS TO HELP FEED SENIORS

The Foundation on Aging is a nonprofit foundation that works to raise awareness of senior needs and to raise funds to help fill in the gaps created by the decreasing public funding for services to seniors due to the State and County’s distressed economy.

So many seniors need help with nutrition, transportation, and health care services and this foundation provides a vehicle to respond to the diverse needs of older adults.

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT

Foundation Cancels Annual Golf Tournament but seeks donations for Holiday Gift Cards for Hungry Seniors in Riverside County

Even though the Foundation on Aging has found it necessary to cancel the October Charity Golf Tournament, we remain committed to the Holiday Gift Card initiative that helps provide seniors a nutritious holiday meal. The proceeds from previous tournaments benefitted the senior population in Riverside County. The Foundation continues to seek donations to ensure that we are able to sustain this vitally important initiative.

If our fundraising efforts are successful the Foundation hopes to donate funds to each of the 42 senior centers throughout the county that must be used to feed seniors in the form of a gift card to be used by needy seniors to purchase food for their holiday table.

The Foundation’s efforts are especially important this holiday season. A survey conducted in Eastern Riverside County reports that more than 7,000 seniors in that part of the county alone go without food daily. Throughout the county the numbers of hungry seniors are expected to increase with the current financial crisis. Although hunger is a daily problem for many seniors, the holidays are a time of food and celebration. We hope to highlight the larger issue while providing some holiday joy to our seniors.

You can help the Foundation achieve its goal of making sure all 42 senior centers in Riverside County receive funds for the sole purpose of providing gift cards to needy seniors this holiday season by sending your tax deductible donation to Foundation on Aging, 6296 River Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507, Attention Gloria Sanchez. Make the decision to be part of this holiday program and be part of “helping feed seniors this holiday season.”

We greatly appreciate your past participation, cooperation and support in making the Foundation on Aging Charity Golf Tournament a success and look forward to a great season in 2016.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 951-867-3822 or 951- 672-2588 or 951-306-7567.

Gloria J. Sanchez
Chair
For assistance with senior programs and services contact:
Riverside County Office on Aging
1-800-510-2020
951-867-3800
TDD: 951-697-4699
Email: rcaging@rcaging.org
6296 RIVERCREST DRIVE, SUITE K RIVERSIDE, CA 92507 I PHONE: 951-867-3800 I EMAIL: contact@foaging.com
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