With the onslaught of the 2020 pandemic hitting Central Florida especially hard, the Osceola Council on Aging (OCOA) and their Meals on Wheels program funding capabilities have been overwhelmingly affected.
The OCOA has been required to be creative in its fundraising efforts, while finding new and innovative ways to attain donations to support Osceola County seniors and families. So, the OCOA team has announced its partnership with Subaru of America and Don Mealey Sport Subaru South, by hosting a “Subaru Outback Car Raffle” to substitute the many fundraisers they have been unable to host in 2020.
“Having cancelled several Osceola Council on Aging fundraisers this year, we are excited to partner with Don Mealey Sport Subaru South to supplement the financial funding needs of our senior population,” said Wendy Ford, Osceola Council on Aging President/CEO. “We are excited to announce that with this upcoming car raffle with Subaru, some lucky family will win a brand-new Subaru Outback.
Similarly, this is not the first time Don Mealey Sport Subaru South has supported the council. They have also helped deliver meals to Osceola County’s homebound seniors for many years.
“We are blessed to have so many generous local business partners like Subaru, who continue to support our Osceola senior population,” Ford said.
Antonio DeViva, Don Mealey Automotive Group marketing director said, “Love. It's What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru. All of us here at Don Mealey Sport Subaru South want to do our part to help our community and empower the mission of charities like Osceola Council on Aging.”
The winner of the OCOA Subaru Car Raffle will own a 2021 Subaru Outback with beautifully designed interior, economical, safe on the road and easy on the budget. Built to take a family anywhere, the car will feature standard, symmetrical all-wheel drive with up to 33 MPG; advanced safety of both standard eyesight driver assist technology and the available driver focus distraction mitigation system. Engineered to last, accordingly, 97-percent of all Outback vehicles sold in the past ten years are still on the road today.
The cost of early bird tickets to enter the January Raffle until Nov. 18 is $25 per ticket. Starting on Nov. 19, raffle tickets will cost $30 per ticket with only 10,000 tickets to be sold. The winner does not need to be present to win. For tickets, go to www.osceolagenerations.org/Subaru. Credit card purchases are preferred, or a check for total ticket purchases can be payable to the Osceola County Council on Aging, Inc., Attn: Marketing Department, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL, 34744. Note “Subaru” on the check. All net proceeds will benefit OCOA programs. For more information on this fundraising initiative, contact Belinda Olivera at Osceola Council on Aging 407-933-9534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.