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SAGE Awarded $1,000 “Share the Love” Grant from Meals On Wheels

SAGE Eldercare Meals On Wheels volunteer Linda Delma of Summit is pictured loading up her Subaru Forester.
SAGE Eldercare Meals On Wheels volunteer Linda Delma of Summit is pictured loading up her Subaru Forester.

SAGE Eldercare is proud to announce it has received a $1,000 grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America on behalf of Subaru of America, Inc. for its participation in the company’s sixth annual “Share the Love” event.  For every vehicle sold or leased between November 21, 2013 and January 2, 2014, Subaru donated $250 to the customer’s choice of charity.  Among the five national choices, the Meals On Wheels Association of America was included for the sixth straight year.

 “We are very grateful for the grant funding from Subaru.  The award will enable us to serve additional older adults in our communities who really need our help with the delivery of a daily hot meal and a safety check,” stated Jessica Rosenzweig Gruber, Executive Director for SAGE.

 For the “Share the Love” campaigns, SAGE has partnered with Multi Subaru of Union and has received a total of $2,500 in grants for the past three years.   During the 2013 holiday season, Facebook and Twitter posts were used to raise awareness of senior hunger in the area and promote the collaboration with Subaru.

 “We are overwhelmed by the support of Subaru customers who generously selected Meals On Wheels as their beneficiary,” said Ellie Hollander, Meals On Wheels Association of American President and CEO.  “As a result, our hardworking programs all around the country can deliver more nutritious meals, safety checks, and smiles that serve as a lifeline to America’s homebound seniors.”

 “This event continues to make us very proud,” said Subaru Chief Marketing Officer, Dean Evans.  “Having given nearly $7 million to Meals On Wheels programs over the last six years, Subaru is making a real difference in the lives of seniors in local communities.”

 To learn more about Meals On Wheels, please contact SAGE at 908.273.5554 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.

 About SAGE Eldercare

For the past 60 years, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities they serve an amazing place to age.  The organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help people lead the most independent and active lives possible.  From helping with errands, to exercise classes, community programs, and home health care, SAGE’s expertise helps older adults remain in their own homes.  SAGE is committed to being the leading provider of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers throughout Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties. 

 About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan.  Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, NJ, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States.  All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  For additional information, visit media.subaru.com.

 About Meals On Wheels Association of America

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America.  The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  More than 5,000 local Meals On Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to help America’s seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes.  For more information, or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit www.mowaa.org.


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