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Grant Awarded for Tri-Cities Meals on Wheels Program

A $10,000 grant was awarded to a local nonprofit that serves Fremont, Newark and Union City.

LIFE ElderCare, a nonprofit organization serving frail, homebound seniors in Fremont, Newark and Union City, was recently awarded a Challenge Grant from the Sobrato Family Foundation. 

The grant will be used to support general operations and community programming for the organization’s Meals On Wheels program. This is the third Challenge Grant the organization has received from the Foundation.

The initial grant amount of $10,000 was received this month. If LIFE ElderCare successfully matches this amount with new or increased cash donations by June 30, 2013, the Foundation will increase the award by another $10,500 resulting in an overall $30,500 increase in funding.

“During our last fiscal year, we served over 100,000 meals to seniors with the help of 236 community volunteers,” said Liz Jardin, Interim Executive Director at LIFE ElderCare.  “Donations from individuals and businesses are needed to provide meals to those who are most at risk of suffering from malnutrition.”

Since 1975, LIFE ElderCare has been providing direct services to homebound seniors living in Fremont, Newark and Union City, California. 

Their four programs, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitors, VIP Rides and Falls Prevention promote healthy aging and enable independent living for as long as safely possible.

Donations can be made online or by calling Liz Jardin at 510-574-2073. To learn more, visit http://lifeeldercare.org.

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Located in California’s Silicon Valley, the Sobrato Family Foundation’s investments are targeted toward strong community-based organizations that promote self-reliance and economic independence, and positively contribute to the quality of life for economically, physically and/or emotionally challenged individuals in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Southern Alameda Counties. http://www.sobrato.org.

Mona Taplin July 29, 2012 at 07:37 PM
This is a wonderful program that helps people stay in their own homes.

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