There are many seniors in this community that simply can't afford in home care. Some of these folks are Veterans. In most cases in order to quality for any insurance reimbursement one must stay in assisted living/nursing home for some time. The money will be used directly to provide in home care for our seniors that can't otherwise afford it.
We have spoken to some licensed care givers. On average a week of in home care would cost around $400-$500.
If we all throw in $20.00 that would provide many hours of needed care for elderly members of the community.
We recently have come to know several members of this community that need this type of support.
There has been so many great things that have happened lately in our community. One that immediately stands out in my mind was, Beautiful Marissa ,collecting food for families in need on her birthday.
It inspired me to think what if we could all be like Marissa!
What if this year in New Milford the price of admission at your next birthday party was 1 or 2 pounds of non perishable food for local families in need.
This could be done with a driveway Birthday like Marissa's or a traditional (social distanced) birthday party.
We also thought that maybe since it is community service that children in our school system could get credit for it.
It's up to you
Let's see if this year we can raise 5000lbs of non perishable food! Collect it and we will come and pick it up and transport it to Camellas Cupboard.
Join us starting January 1st
I want to personally thank Marissa. This was her idea and she deserves all the credit. Your an amazing young lady!
In the words of Bono "If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved".
CONTACT US TO SIGN UP TO HOST A BE LIKE MARISSA BIRTHDAY FOOD DRIVE.
WHAT IF FOR EVERY BIRTHDAY PARTY HOSTED FOR A CHILD THIS YEAR EVERYONE BROUGHT ONE POUND OF NON PERISHABLE FOOD TO DONATE TO OUR LOCAL PANTRIES. THIS COULD BE DONE INCONJUCTION WITH A SOCAIL DISTANCED STYLE PARTY OR A DRIVETHRU FOOD DRIVE HOSTED BY THE SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PERSON.
TO HELP END THE FOOD INSECURITIES IN TOWN THINK ABOUT BEING LIKE MARISSA 2021!
Our newest initiative "Operation Park Pass" has been implemented in an effort to supply park passes for our senior citizens. With the onset of Covid and the fact that many of our elderly community members have been living in isolation, we thought it would be a wonderful gesture to cover the $20.00 expense of their park pass this season.
So many of these people have been assets to our community. They have been coaches, teachers, members of our workforce, community volunteers, etc.
Our goal is to provide a minimum of 300 park passes for the 2021 season. We will collect the funds and pre-pay for the passes at Park and Rec.