North Area Meals on Wheels to hold volunteer drive March 21-25
NORTH SYRACUSE — Each year, Meals on Wheels agencies across the country typically invite “Community Champions” — elected officials and other prominent local figures — to deliver meals as part of the March for Meals campaign. But this year, North Area Meals on Wheels is turning the spotlight onto the real community champions: its volunteers.
“We’re all about our volunteers, and we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them,” said Jennifer Covert, NAMOW executive director. “We’re looking to add to our crew, and it’s the best crew you could ever imagine.”
North Area Meals on Wheels invites community to ‘Share the Love’ with local seniors
NORTH SYRACUSE — While the holidays ultimately are about the spirit of giving, you have to admit part of the fun of selecting gifts is shopping for yourself. With that in mind, Subaru is holding its 14th annual Share the Love campaign. The annual event, which began in 2008, helps car buyers donate to charity.
For every new Subaru purchased or leased between now and Jan. 3, 2021, Subaru will donate $250 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels or the National Park Foundation. Buyers choose which charity to which they would like to donate, and the local arms of these organizations receive a share.
Volunteer opportunity: North Area Meals on Wheels
If you are looking to volunteer this Spring, North Area Meals on Wheels hopes you will consider giving them some of your time.
“Since COVID began, we’ve seen a very large influx in clients and you would think that that would have gone down as COVID got better, but it actually stayed up” says the organization’s Executive Director, Jennifer Covert. “We’ve identified and found many areas where people needed meals and they still do. So, this is a great time, a better time than most times to look for more volunteers because with more clients we need more help.”
And so, North Area Meals on Wheels has launched their March for Meals campaign to help recruit new volunteers.
How You Can Support North Area Meals on Wheels This Holiday Season
If you are thinking of buying a new vehicle this season, one central New York charity hopes you will consider a Subaru, because their Share the Love campaign donates millions of dollars back to local communities.
“If you buy or lease a new Subaru, you have the opportunity to choose a charity and then Subaru will donate $250 to that charity” says Jennifer Covert, Executive Director of North Area Meals on Wheels. “And if you participate like we do, we get a portion of that at the end of the event.”
Covert says that money goes a long way toward helping them provide nutritious meals to seniors, the homebound and the disabled in northern Onondaga County.