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Column: Goodwin Supports Meals Program

Senior Services of Alexandria is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the Goodwin House Angel Tree program sponsored by the Goodwin House Alexandria Memorial Chapel Outreach Committee.

Each year the committee sponsors an “Angel Tree’ program to benefit designated community organizations in Alexandria. The Angel Tree arrives during the Christmas Season, and is placed in the Goodwin House Alexandria Chapel. An angel is added to the tree each time combined contributions from Goodwin House residents and staff reach $25. Contributions are also received during the Chapel’s Sunday services.

The Memorial Chapel Outreach Committee was delighted to select Senior Services of Alexandria as its 2012 recipient. Goodwin House Alexandria has enjoyed a long and very productive partnership with Seniors Services of Alexandria with each sharing a common goal to support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults and the people who care for them. More than 120 beautiful angels decorated the Angel Tree representing $3,058 in contributions to SSA’s Meals on Wheels program.

Because Senior Services of Alexandria is one of the designated charities recognized by the Goodwin House Foundation, the money raised during the Angel Tree campaign will be matched by the Foundation, bringing the total contribution to Senior Services of Alexandria to more than $5,000.

SSA is grateful to the Goodwin House Foundation for its generous contribution as well as our other Meals on Wheels sponsors including the City of Alexandria, Yellow Cab of Alexandria, The Ronald M. Bradley Foundation, Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Gift Shop at Christ Church. SSA and its tremendous corps of dedicated volunteers deliver hot meals to homebound seniors 365 days a year! We couldn’t do it without the support of our meals on wheels community partners.