Walmart awards grant to ElderCenter to support nonprofit's outreach efforts

Posted at 10:07 AM on Aug 17, 2019

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PHOTO : Tammie Money, executive director, and Joni Stone, outreach and marketing director, are pictured with ElderCenter client Marjorie Swann accepting a grant from Walmart.

Special to SVLfreenews.com

ElderCenter Adult Care Services recently received a $500 grant from Walmart’s Community Giving Program.

The nonprofit and its members are very grateful for this generous grant from Statesville’s Walmart and its manager, Scott Byers. The funds will be used to reach more families in need of this service through community outreach and marketing.

Walmart believes that strengthening local communities creates value for its business as well as society. They empower each Walmart store, Sam’s Club and distribution center to strengthen and support their local communities through local donations, fundraising and participation in corporate cause-marketing campaigns. Over one billion dollars has been awarded through this program.

“We are so delighted that Walmart chose ElderCenter to receive their local giving grant,” said Tammie Money, executive director of ElderCenter. “We know that there are more people in our area who can benefit from ElderCenter’s program. Thanks to Walmart we have more funding to help reach them. We want Statesville and surrounding areas to know we are here when you need help caring for your loved one.”

Joni Stone, ElderCenter’s community outreach/marketing director, recognizes the importance of reaching more families like those of Marjorie Swann, who are thrilled to know she is safe and enjoying activities.

“When you are serving an older individual, it takes more than an ad or brochure to reach the families who need our help," Stone said. "By creating ways to reach out to our community, we hope to accomplish more than meeting people who need our services. Our goal is to also provide much needed information to those who are new to caregiving a loved one at home.”

For more than 32 years, ElderCenter has been providing adult day care services in the Statesville area. Their program allows family caregivers the time they need for themselves, to handle other responsibilities, continue working, or rest. ElderCenter families get peace of mind and their loved ones get a “home away from home.”

About ElderCenter

ElderCenter Adult Care Services, which is located at 502 Brevard Street in Statesville, offers a one-week free trial. The program is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. We welcome the public to stop by and tour our facility or call for more information. For more information, contact Tammie Money at 704-873-0720 for details or visit us at ElderCenterAdultCare.org, or email ElderCenterNC@gmail.com.

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