Congrats to our volunteers Jim and Cherie Putnam on 46 Years of Marriage

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Congrats to Jim and Cherie Putnam on 46 Years of Marriage! How did they spend their anniversary? Driving for Meals on Wheels of Syracuse! We are very happy to have such dedicated volunteers! Get involved at www.meals.org. #LETSDOLUNCH

Sport Management Club at SU raises over $56,000 during Thirteenth Annual Charity Sports Auction for Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse

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The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University is excited to announce it has raised $56,800 for Meals on Wheels Syracuse as a result of its 13th Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men's basketball game on December 9th, supporters placed bids on hundreds of items, including sports memorabilia, electronics and tickets to major sporting events. In conjunction with the live event, Steiner Sports also hosted an online auction, which showcased a number of premium items up for bid.  

“As a result of months of hard work on behalf of nearly 100 Syracuse University students, we’ve attained our second highest total in the 13-year history of this event,” said Kate Veley, SPM club co-advisor. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the many products and services generously donated by the Syracuse community, and later bid on by thousands of SU fans. Our thanks to everyone who through their gifts, have allowed us to perpetuate this event in support of the community our students call home.”

“Meals on Wheels of Syracuse was so impressed by the outstanding job the Sport Management Club students and Falk College faculty did with the charity auction.  We had a blast working with them,” said Meals on Wheels of Syracuse Executive Director Mason Kaufman.  “The money they raised will begin an assistance fund for homebound seniors and disabled adults who would have fallen between the funding gaps for meals.  Exceeding the original auction goal of 10,000 meals, the proceeds will provide more than 14,000 nourishing home delivered meals to people who otherwise would go hungry.  I want to thank everyone who organized, assisted or supported the auction for sharing in the MOW mission.” 

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse has been feeding our homebound neighbors since 1959. Its mission is to organize, plan and administer the service of delivering nutritious meals, nutrition education and resource assistance to people living in the community unable to do so for themselves. It provided more than 186,000 home delivered meals to 624 older and disabled adults in 2017.  The need for nutrition services is growing as the senior population in the United States is expected to double by 2050. As government funding remains flat or even decreases private funds like those raised by the Sport Management Club become essential.

The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ Sport Management Department. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has now raised over $412,000 for local charities. Previous beneficiaries of the Club's annual charity auction have included the Boys & Girls Clubs, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, the Central New York SPCA, the Upstate Cancer Center, Special Olympics New York, Food Bank of CNY, Make-A-Wish of CNY, the Salvation Army and McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.

For more information on this annual event or to learn how you can help, please visit www.sucharitysportsauction.com .

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Thanks Our Friends From Syracuse University

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Thank you to the Phanstiel Scholars from Syracuse University who worked very hard the other day to make fresh beautiful wreaths for our clients.  They will be delivered early next week and we know will bring smiles to those who receive them.  Thank you to the students for spending their time doing something nice for our homebound neighbors! 

Also, thanks to Dean Konkol and Syeisha Byrd for spending a few hours with Meals on Wheels Syracuse today delivering meals to our homebound neighbors.  We are appreciative to Hendricks Chapel for sending students our way throughout the semester and look forward to working with Dean Konkol in the future.  

Get involved with Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse at www.meals.org.

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Thanks Hueber-Breuer Construction

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Today is a special day for us, it's Hueber-Breuer Volunteer Day. Hueber-Breuer gives to charities all year long but once a year they deploy across Syracuse volunteering with very worthy causes. Thank you Hueber-Breuer Construction for helping prepare 341 meals this morning!

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