Lowcountry Senior Network Donates $16,000 to Meals on Wheels of Charleston
February 14, 2019, The Lowcountry Senior Network (LSN) hosted their 3rd Annual Holiday Harvest Gala to raise funds to support the Charleston Area Meals on Wheels program. The event held on November 29th, 2018 at the Cooper River Room at Mt. Pleasant’s Memorial Waterfront Park. The Holiday Harvest Gala raised $16,000 to benefit the organization and help fill the void in their waiting list.
This fundraising event was conceived by members of LSN – the Lowcountry’s premier networking organization committed to providing quality services to seniors, caregivers, and adult children – as a response to the staggering number of individuals in the area that are on wait lists to receive Meals on Wheels services due to lack of funds. Over the past three years the LSN has raised and donated over $42,000 to Meals on Wheels of Charleston.
Meals on Wheels of Charleston, a Charleston Area Senior Citizens (CASC) program, not only provides a nutritious meal, but also a friendly visit and a safety check to help keep seniors living independently in their own homes from the Cooper River to the Edisto River. The money raised by the LSN and our community allows the program to reach hundreds more seniors who are currently waiting to receive meals. CASC currently has a waiting list of 225 people.
A pair of tickets to the Holiday Harvest Gala cost $110 which equals the cost to feed one Meals on Wheels client for an entire month. Since the heart of this fundraiser involves food, LSN once again teamed up with the outstanding culinary team from Franke at Seaside who provided an unforgettable menu including Duck Confit Tacos, S.C. Shrimp & Grits, Build Your Own Low Country “BOWL”, Korean BBQ, and more, Aged Cheddar Mac & Cheese Bar, Ahi Tuna + Lamb Lollipop, and a Seasonal Soup Bar. There was also live music for dancing by the Michelle Renée Trio band. And we cannot forget the delicious signature cocktails from the open bars, outstanding raffle baskets, and fabulous silent auction items.
Lowcountry Senior Network was honored to collaborate with the following event sponsors: Charleston Area Senior Citizens Center, All About Seniors Resource and Referral Directory, Care for Life Home Care and Care Management, MUSC Center on Aging, Franke at Seaside, BrightStar Care of Charleston, Stephen Martindale with Mutual of Omaha, Hospice Care of South Carolina, Encompass Health Rehabilitation of North Charleston , Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer’s Specialty Care Center, Sandpiper Premier Senior Living, First Light Home Care, HouseCalls-MD, NHC Skilled Nursing, and Agape Hospice/SC House Calls.
For more information on Meals on Wheels of Charleston visit their website at https://charlestonareaseniors.org/meals-on-wheels