Charleston Charm Gala to Benefit Meals on Wheels of Charleston

Warm the hearts of seniors 60-104 years of age by attending the first annual spring benefit for Meals on Wheels of Charleston at Merchants Hall, 36 North Market Street, Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

With evening temperatures dipping into the 40’s, your heart will be warmed by bright pink azaleas and camellias, white and blue linens and the knowledge that you are helping to feed Charleston's seniors at least #OneHotMeal each Monday through Friday and delivering #OneFriendlySmile and visual safety check.

Thank you to Merchant’s Hall for the donation of the venue to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels of Charleston. This location is stunning!

Individual tickets are available for $60- to purchase tickets please visit our Facebook page or website at www.charlestonareaseniors.org

MUSC’s Student Band will provide live music, including Charleston Shag tunes. Enjoy heavy southern style hors d'oeuvres and refreshments from the following food and beverage sponsors:

Hamby’s Catering, Tito’s Homemade Vodka, Holy City Brewing, Charleston Tea Plantation, Twisted Spirits adult pops, Crumbs for Charleston, and Molly & Me Pecans. We thank them for their support!

Plan your next weekend getaway by bidding for very special auction items from the Charleston Business Community during Charleston Charm Spring Gala Silent Auction.
Charleston Area Senior Citizens’ Services, Inc. is located at 259 Meeting Street in an historic building constructed by Santo Sottile in 1920 for the first Cadillac Dealership in Charleston, SC.

Every Monday through Friday 14 delivery technicians and volunteers travel 21 routes in 14 vehicles delivering 650 Meals throughout Charleston County, crossing into the edges of Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties. Approximately 200 seniors remain on a waiting list. Started in 1966 by Nicholas J. Sottile, housing homeless and feeding food insecure seniors
continues to be our mission to this day.

Year round donations are accepted for our Emergency Food Pantry as well as general donations of clothing or household items.

Every day in America through 2035, 12,000 people are turning 60 years of age. The average age of a Meals on Wheels recipient is 78 and 69% of recipients are women. Charleston's elderly and Meals on Wheels of Charleston needs your help as government funding has decreased 10% since the Great Recession of 2009, but demand for Meals on Wheels has increased 30% per year.

An empty cupboard, refrigerator, and belly is a reality for these senior Americans. Please come together, as Charlestonians celebrate changing lives through their collective generosity, while embracing the Lowcountry’s natural beauty – and its signature southern comfort food!


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