BEND, OR -- The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is hosting a 65-hour online fundraiser for nonprofits this week, and one local group hopes for a big boost. The Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA) would like to raise $5,000 during the Give 65 campaign, for its Meals On Wheels program.
Jean McPherson of COCOA says the money would help fund the 75,000 meals it provides to local seniors each year. “What we’re hoping is to raise money through this Give 65 event, to not only defray that cost but possibly provide additional meals, as well.” She tells KBND News, “The benefit of Meals On Wheels is not only does it provide the needed nutrition, but it’s also wellness checks, so the Meals On Wheels volunteer drivers can check on those seniors every day.” COCOA provides meals and daily wellness checks to 675 seniors in the tri county area.
Give 65 kicks off at 10 a.m., Tuesday and runs for 65 hours. Home Instead Senior Care will provide an additional $10,000 to nonprofits that raise the most money or receive the most donations during the campaign.