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Looking for a way to help?  We have an immediate need for household cleaning supplies!

  Brooms, mops, sponges, window cleaner and cleansers.  We can use it all to make sure our senior client's homes are spic and span!  Maybe you'll see bogo's at the supermarket this weekend.  Maybe your office could do a quick drive to donate supplies.  Every little bit helps!  See our needs list here.      

Holiday Gift Drive 2017  Thank you for your support!

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You have been a gift to so many this year!  As the 2017 holidays approached, we set a goal of collecting 1,400 warm, cozy throw blankets for our holiday gift drive.  We also put out the call for 200 specialized "Angel Drive" gifts, personal care and household items as well as much needed food for our emergency pantry.

Thanks to your generous donations, we surpassed our goal for blankets, fulfilled each and every holiday Angel Gift wish and distributed daily care items and food.  That meant we were able to deliver the warmth and joy of the season to so many clients right here in our community!   We are so grateful for your support and thankful to live in a community that truly believes in taking care of its neighbors.

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The 28th Annual Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k

The 28th Annual Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k was a huge success this year.  Thanks to all who participated or joined us along the race route to cheer on friends and family in this race to end senior hunger.  Funds raised through this event will go to support Seniors First programs like Meals on Wheels, Neighborhood Lunch, In-Home and Personal Care services as well as our Stepping Stone Medical Equipment Bank.  You can see photos from the race here. ______________________________________________________________

Carol invites Congress to #SaveLunch

Meals on Wheels programs are serving 23 million fewer meals today than in 2005 due to funding that has not kept pace with inflation and the rapid and consistent growth in America’s senior population. In an effort to influence the fiscal year 2018 federal funding decisions, the nationwide Meals on Wheels network has launched a multi-channel effort to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
Because eight out of 10 local Meals on Wheels programs rely on federal funding to serve vulnerable seniors across the country, the network has launched a nationwide effort – #SaveLunch – to urge Congress to protect and increase critical federal funding sources.
It’s important to note that donations made to Meals on Wheels America, the national organization, support awareness and advocacy, which are extremely important, but those funds do not go directly to feeding seniors. Only donations made directly to your local Meals on Wheels providers like Seniors First will help to feed people right here in our community. Donate Now. Read more on the proposed cuts and get some perspective from our President/CEO Marsha L. Lorenz.
               

Seniors First, Inc., 5395 LB McLeod Road, Orlando, FL 32811 | Phone 407-292-0177 | Fax 407-292-2773 | info@seniorsfirstinc.org