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Meals on Wheels Fights Hunger in America

Bridgestone supports volunteers with auto service discounts.

by on Oct.28, 2009


One in nine seniors is facing the threat of hunger each day.

The numbers are alarming. One in nine seniors – five million people – is facing the threat of hunger every day, according to the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). It is projecting that 75% more seniors will be facing the threat of hunger by 2025.

MOWAA represents local senior nutrition programs in urban, suburban and rural communities in every state in America. Through some 5,000 independently run and operated meal delivery and congregate meal programs, MOWAA volunteers deliver more than one million nutritious meals per day to hundreds of thousands of seniors nationwide.

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In an effort to combat this growing problem MOWAA and Bridgestone Retail Operations, (BSRO), have just announced a national partnership.


Subaru Shares the Love

...and five major charities each get a share.

by on Feb.12, 2009

Subaru Shares the Love -- and $4.7 mil -- with five needy charities

Subaru Shares the Love -- and $4.7 mil -- with five needy charities

“Paybacks,” goes the old adage, “are a bitch.” Not always. Subaru’s “Share the Love” campaign seems to be paying off for everyone involved.

In December, the automaker unveiled a one-month program aimed at contributing $250 for every car the company sold to one of five major non-profit organizations. On Thursday, at the Chicago Auto Show, Subaru marketing chief Tim Mahoney announced that the program had generated a hefty $4.7 million for the charities.

“We know how difficult the economic times are, and non-profits are having a particularly hard time,” said Mahoney, explaining the logic behind the unusual program, which allowed buyers to direct which of the target organizations got their $250. “When you’re struggling, it’s hard to think about others.”