Junior League of Charleston Selects All Are Welcome Breakfast Cafe for Community Project 2019-2020

Junior League of Charleston Selects All Are Welcome Breakfast Cafe for
Community Project 2019-2020

By Denise Marie Fugo

Charleston, SC--Charleston Area Senior Citizens’ Services, Inc. would like to thank the The Junior League of Charleston for awarding a Community Project grant of $3,200, which contributes towards purchases for the All Are Welcome Breakfast Cafe; serving a healthy hot breakfast to Ansonborough Senior Residents, Congregate Diners, and Homeless Seniors Monday through Friday 9:30am-10:30am. 60% of these seniors suffer with Diabetes.

In addition to the financial award, eight (8) Junior League of Charleston committee members will volunteer and assist in the setup, serving and breakdown of breakfast June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

“... Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 19 years.” * 74% of these seniors do not have retirement resources to sustain them over the next 20 to 30 years. 56% have less than $10,000 in retirement savings. They may meet their housing or rent payment, however, budgeting for food, medicine, transportation or utilities will be a constant challenge. *The Pew Research Center, 2018

The Charleston Area Senior Citizens’ Services is a nonprofit Center located at 259 Meeting St., Charleston, SC and was created under the leadership of Nicholas J. Sottile October 17, 1966 with the mission of “Enhancing the lives of Older Adults in the community, one life at a time by honoring the history of our Seniors, respecting their right to independence, striving to make a difference each day, and providing support through creating valuable community partnerships.”

Our need is constant and growing exponentially for canned and dry goods, Depends, Boost, gently used clothing, home goods, as any and all donations are welcomed. To deliver a hot meal to the door of a frail home bound senior or a medical recovery meal for a recently discharged patient costs only $6 per meal. We sincerely appreciate your help. Your donations help to continue these services.

Contact: To learn more about these organizations please contact:
Junior League of Charleston, Inc. Meals on Wheels of Charleston
Ruby McChesney, Chair Donna Cook, Executive Director
51 Folly Road, 259 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29407 Charleston, SC 29401
Ph: 843.763.5284 donnac@charlestonareaseniors.com
Fx: 843.763.1626 Ph: 843-722-4127