The Auburn Hills Community Foundation Supports Meals-on Wheels
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Auburn Hills, Mich.—December 15, 2014—The Auburn Hills Community Foundation has announced that it granted $3,500 to the Auburn Hills Senior Meals-on-Wheels Program as a donor-directed contribution from the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation’s areas of focus include senior citizens, veterans and active duty military, children, healthy living initiatives, and environmental issues. The Auburn Hills community must be the population served.
“With this generous donation, we will be able to provide 875 meals for our seniors. The Meals-on- Wheels program is a lifeline for many of our homebound seniors and for many of them, this is the only contact they have with people.” Said Karen Adcock, Senior Services Director. “Denise Asker and her team at the Chamber of Commerce are true community partners and we can’t thank them enough for their generosity”, added Adcock.
The Auburn Hills Meals-on-Wheels Program was the charity selected by the Chamber as the recipient of its fundraising effort from the Taste of Auburn Hills event held on October 9, 2014.
“Meals-on-Wheels is the ideal charitable partner for an event designed to celebrate local cuisine and hospitality,” states Denise Asker, Executive Director of the Auburn Hills Chamber. “The Auburn Hills Chamber is pleased to donate a percentage of its proceeds from the Taste of Auburn Hills to such a deserving outreach.”
The Community Foundation also donated $1,000 to be used towards the Snow Sweepers and Lawn Keepers 50/50 cost share program for our seniors. This generous surprise will allow the City assist many more seniors who need assistance with their yard maintenance.
In addition, the Meals-on-Wheels program received another $1,000 directly from the AHCF and $4,000 was also granted to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, which serves the greater Rochester area, including the City of Auburn Hills.
According to Linda Riggs, Executive Director of the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, “the extra funds will allow Neighborhood House to meet the needs of many working families in Auburn Hills who have been struggling to make ends meet. These funds will allow us to help keep families in their homes, with the heat on this winter.”
About The Auburn Hills Community Foundation
The Auburn Hills Community Foundation was established in 2011 and its initial Board of Directors was selected. In its first year, the Board methodically acted to elect its Officers, establish its operating bylaws, and determine its areas of focus for giving within the Auburn Hills community. Some initial contributions to start the Foundation came from a number of businesses in and around Auburn Hills. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized by the internal revenue service. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. As always, you should seek the advice of your tax professional as to the deductibility of your contribution. Our areas of giving can be found by clicking on the "Projects" tab at the top of this page to learn more about where the Foundation directs its resources