TVCCA joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America, Inc. in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

The 12th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Eastern Connecticut’s seniors

Bozrah, CT (November 15, 2019) – Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the campaign. From November 14, 2019, through January 2, 2020, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities.

Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like TVCCA, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state. TVCCA has partnered with Secor Subaru in New London to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels through a Business After Hours hosted through the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Secor Subaru dealership.

“The staff at Secor Subaru has provided the energy and synergy behind Share the Love in New London, CT. demonstrating their commitment to community, to those who live in the community and to a very special population of Senior Citizens,” says Deborah Monahan, TVCCA’s Executive Director. “These seniors have been part of the community and active for many years, have contributed significantly to its vitality over the past seventy years, and now, thanks to Meals on Wheels and support from the community like that from Secor Subaru, are aging in place. We are honored by their partnership, their commitment to community and deeply privileged to be their Hometown Charity.”

“Meals on Wheels America is proud to partner with Subaru of America for the 12th consecutive year to enable more seniors to live with independence and dignity,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.2 million meals and friendly visits to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We’re enormously grateful to Subaru and its retailers for their long-standing commitment to Meals on Wheels and the millions of seniors who depend on it for nourishment and companionship.”

Over the last 11 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $145 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $170 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.

Charles Secor, owner of Secor Subaru, says “we are excited to participate once again in the Subaru Share the Love Event and are proud to offer a $50 matching donation for each new Subaru sold or leased at our dealership during the Share the Love Event!”

Over the last five years, TVCCA has received nearly $225,000 in donations through Subaru of America’s partnership with Meals on Wheels America, including the donations of a brand new Subaru Outback that is used to deliver Meals on Wheels in Eastern Connecticut.

By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event and selecting Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in Eastern Connecticut.

For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.

About TVCCA

Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA) is a private, non-profit organization that has been providing social services in southeastern Connecticut since 1965. TVCCA is well recognized as a community leader – and partner – in advocating for and meeting the needs of the region’s economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens.   For more information visit tvcca.org.

About Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $165 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

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