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July 31, 2012 > LIFE ElderCare receives fundraising challenge grant

LIFE ElderCare receives fundraising challenge grant

Submitted By Rachael Vander Martin

LIFE ElderCare, 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.

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