Save Astoria's Meals on Wheels

$18,179 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 23 months
My name is Becky Johnson.  I am passionate about a lot of things, especially ones that are older than I.  Like furniture, books, cars, clothes, music & PEOPLE!  As co-founder of Astoria Vintage Hardware, that would make sense.

My respect & love for seniors stems from the amazing relationship I had with my grandparents.  They were the richest people I knew. My grandmother wore a fur & was offered a full ride to Reed College (which she declined).  My grandfather was a great inventor & entrepreneur.  They actually had a library in their house.  But it resembled the decay of Miss Havisham’s (Great Expectations).  In fact, they were also the poorest people I knew, unbeknownst to me.

I humbly ask for your help in supporting a charity I am raising funds for … Astoria’s Meal on Wheels.  I am competing for matching funds by an amazing local business, Fort George Brewery. My fundraising efforts need to be submitted to Fort George by Nov. 29th  to win their Magnanimous Mug Award.

It would be my dream to raise $12,000.  A heck of a lot of money.  But our Meals on Wheels has no funding.  No sponsorship.  We are in a $1,000 deficit each month due to the rising cost of food & one paid staff, the cook.  This extra security would help us for one year to develop an outreach plan, grant requests, sponsorship, etc.

I am the voice for the 550+ meals served at the Astoria Senior Center.  An affordable, nutritious meal for $6. An engaging, social, interactive group in the newly refurbish center.  I am the voice for 250+ meals provided each month to our local shut-ins.  Our seniors who cannot leave their homes.

You can make a difference & save this program.  $30 would pay for 5 days. $125 would pay for a month. $1500 a whole year!!! WOW.  What a difference you can make.  Please, no senior left behind.
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Dear Friends. I am so humble and so very appreciative for your kindness & generosity. To Fort George Brewery ... thank you for creating an event that gives quiet non-profits a platform to be heard & to your amazing philanthropic hearts. To our community ... that when asked, will give. I am so grateful to have had an opportunity to create awareness about a cherished program, who has never asked for help before - but when it does ... you bared your concern, opened your hearts & your wallets. I was bold to set a lofty goal, but if achieved - would give the program a solid year to explore permanent funding. WE SURPASSED IT!!! As of today ... we have raised $15,825 in 13 DAYS!!! I will forever be in admiration for this community I love. Thank you, Becky
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Two days left until Giving Tuesday. Through the years of meal delivery, I've included my son, daughter & their friends. It's a great experience for kids & a special day when seniors receive a meal from a youthful smile. Thank you for the amazing contributions & spreading the news about Columbia Senior Diners. Their meals on site and on wheels!
These young fella's are ready to deliver
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Dear Friends. The fundraising is going great - especially at the local level. Cash & checks (payable to Columbia Senior Diners) are welcome too & can be left at Vintage Hardware & the Astoria Senior Center. Thank you so much for your support. The feedback is amazing. Seven more days left in the competition!
Cash & check donations are welcome too!
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$18,179 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 23 months
Created November 19, 2016
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$19
Anonymous
18 months ago
$25
Anonymous
21 months ago
$50
Pamela & William Lund
21 months ago

In loving memory of Al Morris, helpful neighbor and loving friend.

$25
Anonymous
21 months ago
CT
$500
Carol Thomas
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
AC
$1,380
Astoria Community
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
McLaren Innes
22 months ago

Glad to help our esteemed elders and others in need.

AC
$14,335
Astoria Community
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
$125
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23 months ago
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