New Opportunities, Inc. Meals on Wheels Partners with Premier Subaru to “Share the Love” this Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Waterbury, CT

New Opportunities, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with Premier Subaru Watertown this holiday season to help this areas Meals on Wheels Program. Premier Subaru is inviting the public to fill the trunk of a Subaru with unwrapped holiday gifts for homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels services in hopes to raise community awareness and participation to support local seniors in need. This local effort is part of the Meals On Wheels Association of America’s participation in the national Subaru of America, Inc. “Share the Love” event, designed as a way for Subaru dealers to give back to their local communities.

“We provide meals to many seniors who have no family support and are often alone during the holidays.” “Last year this event with the help of the public, was able to provide about 60 seniors with a small holiday gift,” said Program Director Lisa LaBonte.

The public is asked to bring a small unwrapped gift to Premier Subaru Watertown located on 795 Straits Turnpike in Watertown between November 25th- December 16th. Some suggestions include gloves, socks, blanket throws, postage stamps, pharmacy gift cards, sweatshirts and slippers. The items will be picked up after December 16th, wrapped and distributed to our most needy clients.

As a proud Subaru “Share the Love” event charitable partner, New Opportunities, Inc.’s partnership with Premier Subaru makes Meals on Wheels eligible to earn grants of up to $35,000. This can provide an extra layer of support to help New Opportunities, Inc. which currently has a waiting list for Meals on Wheels services.

"We are honored to be part of ‘Share the Love’ for a sixth straight year," said Association President and CEO Ellie Hollander. "Subaru recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities it serves. Working together, Meals On Wheels and Subaru are helping to provide more than just a meal; we’re bringing warmth and compassion to so many hungry and homebound seniors who would otherwise go without.”

The Subaru “Share the Love” event runs from November 21, 2013 to January 2, 2014. Subaru is donating $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during “Share the Love” to the customer's choice of charity, including Meals On Wheels. Over the past six years, proceeds from the Subaru “Share the Love” event have provided funds to support the Meals On Wheels vision to end senior hunger.

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