April 23, 2014

“Wheels” for Meals on Wheels

"Buy a Wheel" to support the local meals on wheels service

The Estuary Council of Seniors has partnered with more than 45 local merchants to organize a “Buy A Wheel” fundraising event. Local businesses promote and sell colorful paper wheels to their customers for a one dollar donation. Last year we raised over $8,000; more than doubling what was raised the year before!

Last year, with the help of over 150 volunteers, The Estuary Council delivered over 59,000 meals to 379 seniors in the community.  ECSI’s senior nutrition budget was cut $71,000 last year.  We do not wish to deny anyone a meal and we don’t want to start a waiting list for a senior in need of a hot, nutritious meal. With your help we can keep our seniors healthy and in their own home.  Please be generous when you are asked to buy a wheel.

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 for meals on wheels. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  Donations may be sent to ECSI, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475  Attn: Sandy Hart