Akron, OH (April 15, 2019) – VANTAGE Aging is honored to share it received $9,928.38 in funding from Subaru of America.
This funding is the result of the VANTAGE’s former Meals on Wheels of Northern Ohio program and the former Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties program. Before merging in 2019, these two agencies participated in Subaru’s Share the Love Campaign and encouraged individuals to purchase and/or lease new Subaru vehicles.
From November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, Subaru of America donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America was an option for customers to choose. In Ohio, Subaru customers raised $62,052.42 through this year’s Share the Love Event. Each of VANTAGE’s former programs earned $4,964.19.
“Meals on Wheels America was thrilled to partner with Subaru of America for the Subaru Share the Love Event for the eleventh year in a row,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped local Meals on Wheels programs deliver more than 2 million meals to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We remain proud and grateful to have the generous support of Subaru in helping us ensure that homebound seniors receive the daily nutrition and companionship they need to thrive.”
Over the last 10 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $118 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event helped raise that number to approximately $140 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Share the Love by purchasing or leasing a Subaru and spreading the word, and thank you to Subaru of America for continuing to support Meals on Wheels.
About VANTAGE Aging: VANTAGE Aging provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age. Non-medical in-home care is provided by Home Wellness Solutions. Behavioral Health Solutions offers mental health counseling and treatment for alcohol and other drug use issues to adults age 45 and older. Job training for low-income adults age 55 and older is offered through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Evidenced-based volunteering to meet local and national needs is provided by RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers. Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio provides home-delivered and congregate meals to provide nutritional support to the homebound and disabled. Overall, VANTAGE’s programs come together to offer a path for positive aging. Founded in 1975 as a senior citizen program, VANTAGE has since become an independent, nationally respected organization with offices throughout the state. For more information, call 330.253.4597 or visit www.vantageaging.org.
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 Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 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. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.