SSSEVA Earns Grant Award From 2019 Share the Love® Event
The agency’s awareness activities during the holiday reaps big reward.
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (SSSEVA) has earned $10,197.75 by participating in the 2018-2019 Subaru Share the Love Event, which was held Nov. 15, 2018 through Jan. 2, 2019. The funds will support the many programs and services that SSSEVA makes available to seniors 60+ and their caregiver families in communities throughout South Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater.
“Subaru’s annual campaign continues to be a great one for helping us draw attention to the issue of senior hunger and isolation,” said SSSEVA CEO Steve Zollos. “And thanks to Subaru’s support, we’ll be able to help and serve even more local seniors who need our help in our communities.”
During the campaign, Subaru donates $250 for every new vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice or charities. This year, nearly $24 million was donated to national partners, including the American Society for the Cruelty to Animals ® (ASPCA®), Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Park Foundation.
Of the $24 million donated, a total of $66,285.40 was given to eight qualifying Meals on Wheels of America member programs in Virginia, including SSSEVA.
“For the 11th year in a row, Subaru has continued its commitment to supporting the causes our customers care so deeply about through the Subaru Share the Love Event,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing, Subaru of America Inc. “Each charity involved positively impacts our communities nationwide, making us incredibly proud to have donated nearly $24 million to a host of national and local charities this year.”
About Senior Services
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional not-for-profit organization that helps seniors and adults with disabilities live with choice and dignity in their communities. Its headquarters and satellite offices assist citizens in the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, and in Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. Programs and services include case management, in-home care, Meals on Wheels and meals at senior center wellness and nutrition sites, Care Transitions, wellness classes, I-Ride transportation, Medicare benefits counseling and more. In 2018, more than 10,000 people throughout the Southeastern Virginia region were served. To learn more about Senior Services, please call 757-461-9481, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or visit ssseva.org.
Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America provides leadership to local, community-based programs dedicated to fighting hunger and isolation among our nation’s homebound seniors. Through Meals on Wheels America, Share the Love has helped deliver nearly 2 million meals to America’s seniors!
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers 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. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.