Thursday, January 3, 2013

BB&T Delivers Care Packages and Meals!

On Thursday, December 20th, a group from BB&T adopted three Meals on Wheels routes for the day.  The group arrived with a van full of care packages that contained toiletries, snacks and presents for the seniors on all three routes.  Thank you so much to this group for spreading some holiday cheer to our Meals on Wheels clients!  The clients were thrilled by the surprise. We are so grateful for BB&T's generous donation and their time.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thank You to Hemophilia of Georgia!

Are you looking for a way to help your community this New Year?  Make a care package for a homebound senior!  Last weekend, in honor of MLK Day, 50 teens and 21 volunteers put together over 100 care packages for Senior Citizens, Inc.  The students were visiting Savannah as part of the Hemophilia of Georgia’s annual teen retreat.  All the students have inherited blood disorders, and the retreat is a way for them to get together during the year to have fun, learn more about the blood disorders, and also build lasting friendships with teens just like them.  The students wanted to do a service project as part of the retreat, and so they decided to do care packages for seniors.  In preparation of their visit, HoG staff contributed items, one student held a drive for over 3 days at her school to collect items, many teens brought donations, and volunteers contributed as well.  The donations included anything from healthy snacks, to shampoo, soap, and crossword puzzles.  During the retreat, the teens organized the donations into neat care packages and decorated the outside of the bags with their artwork. The bags will be distributed to homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels. 
Thank you HoG and the students of Camp Wannaklot for making a difference in the lives of Seniors!

A Visit from Auburn!

Last month, eleven students from Auburn University spent a week of their winter break with Senior Citizens, Inc.  The students were a tremendous help!  On the first morning they arrived, the students braved the rain and the unfamiliar roads of Savannah, and delivered Meals on Wheels with smiles on their faces.  In preparation for the holidays, they made ornaments with clients at RBADC and helped to put up decorations.  They also visited the Thunderbolt activity center and created beautiful cards with the seniors there.  These cards were then delivered to Meals on Wheels clients to spread some extra holiday cheer.  The students visited the Port Wentworth center as well and spent a morning baking cookies with the seniors.  The next day, they returned to help out with the event, “Cookies for Cops”, handing out the baked goods to local law enforcement officers.  At the end of the week, the students performed “All I Want for Christmas” to RBADC, and the clients absolutely loved it! 
Thank you so much to these students for making a difference! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Day of Yard Work- Thank You, SABOR!

On December 7th, more than fifteen members of the Savannah Board of Realtors spent their day doing yardwork for seniors!  The realtors mowed the lawn, raked leaves, hauled out trash, trimmed bushes and planted flowers for two Meals on Wheels clients who live in Windsor Forrest.  The realtors donated 90+ hours of "manpower" to these homes and the results were amazing.  Both houses were completely transformed!

"It was fabulous what they did!  They were just fabulous.  They made the yard all nice and pretty...  I'm so glad that they could come," said the mother of the first MOWs client.  Her mother recently suffered a stroke and cannot take care of her yard on her own.

"They did a beautiful job!  I can't thank them enough," said the second MOWs client.

This is not the first time that SABOR has helped out.  Last year, they did an extensive yardwork project for seniors living in Ardsley Park.

Thank you so much SABOR for your efforts and your generocity during this holiday season!  You all truly made a difference.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Care Packages for Seniors!

Amanda Wilder has always been an active volunteer.  However, after the birth of her daughter two years ago, it became more difficult for Amanda to commit to a regular volunteering schedule.  Still wanting to help those in need, Amanda decided to put together care packages for our Meals on Wheels clients.  Going above and beyond our normal care package “protocol”, Amanda got her Wilmington Island neighborhood involved, and organized a month long donation drive for items to go into the care-packages.  At the end of the month, Amanda organized the goods into 22 gender appropriate bags, each containing 10-11 items. The beautiful packages were then delivered to our office to be sent out to Meals on Wheels clients this week.  On behalf of the Meals on Wheels clients, thank you so much to Ms. Amanda Wilder and her neighbors for donating your time, energy, and goods to helping seniors citizens in our community!        

Monday, July 11, 2011

Soldiers Helping Senior Citizens, Inc!

This past Saturday, Senior Citizens, Inc. was joined by six soldiers from the 117th Air Control Squadron stationed at Hunter Army Airfield.  The soldiers helped repaint outside handrails, spruce up patio furniture at the Ruth Byck Center, paint an office on the third floor of the building, and power wash the front entrance.  Thank you so much to the soldiers for all of their hard work and effort, especially on an early Saturday morning! 

Here are some pictures of the projects they completed:

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Family of Senior Angels!

Last April, Ronica Newton joined the Senior Angels team and became one of our regular mailings volunteers.  The mailing volunteers get together the first and last Tuesday of every month to help organize and send out important information to Meals on Wheels Clients and fellow volunteers.  They create and sort packets, fold calendars, label envelopes and prepare an incredible number of marketing pieces to be mailed.  Their work saves our office dozens of hours each month, and for a non-profit, this makes a huge impact.  The mailings volunteers also come in for impromptu mailings, recently helping stuff 5K race packets, save-the-dates, and invitations for the upcoming fundraising auction in August. 

Well, after a month or so, Veronica decided to bring her daughter, Helen. And after a few more weeks, she brought her son, Hakeem along too!  And now the three of them come regularly helping each and every time we have a mailing opportunity.  It has become a family affair.  “We really like helping out and visiting with Petunia (the office cat).  Everyone is very friendly here and we have a good time,” says Ronica. 

On behalf of Senior Citizens, Inc., thank you Veronica, Helen, and Hakeem for your dedication and effort!  And of course, thank you to all the mailings volunteers for the time and work you donate every month!  You truly make a difference.