Feed The Seniors
On the weekend before Christmas each year, Chapter F along with help from other Chapters and outside supporters, buy about one month's supply of groceries and distribute it to 10-12 needy seniors in the Fairborn area. This event has been taking place for several years now, and each year, proves to be more rewarding. We collect donations of canned goods and paper productions throughout the months of October and November. On the Saturday before Christmas, we all get together, have a carry-in meal, and sort canned goods into categories. That evening, we meet as a group at the Kroger Store on Dayton Yellow Springs Rd. in Fairborn, and shop for our Seniors. On Sunday, we meet back at the Kroger Store, load up our 80+ bags of groceries, and caravan to the homes of our recipients. Once we have finished, we all gather for dinner, some warm coffee, and share some laughs and good times, feeling very good about being able to give back during the Holiday Season.
2014: Our latest event was held 20-21 December 2014, where we adopted 12 local seniors. This year we broke our all-time spending record. Through hard work and with our sponsors' help, over $3,000 was spent towards Feed the Seniors. When our Treasurer signed the check at the grocery register, we all smiled and cheered.
We have an angel of a sponsor (who wishes to remain anonymous) and is a blessed spark of joy to us. Other sponsors included Deer Heating & Air, Curvin Miller & Ron Russell of Russell & Company, Prather, Igel Tax and Kroger. Our grateful thanks to them all!
One of our Seniors told us that others help her during the holidays and that she sometimes feels they did it for show. But she felt a genuine Christmas Joy through our donation and attention. That's what it's all about.
See the local newspaper article for additional details.