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Kimberly Barber's Fundraiser:

Miles for Meals on Wheels

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BENEFITING: SOUTH COAST SENIORS INC

ORGANIZER: MIcheline

EVENT DATE: Aug 18, 2014

Kimberly Barber

THE STORY:

MIcheline White wrote -

Beginning Monday, July 21, 2014, avid hiker Marlene Padilla (AKA “The Elusive Rutabaga”), Micheline White (Executive Director of Coastal Seniors), Kim Barber, Zephyr Gunheim (owner of Mane Street Salon in Anchor Bay) and her 16-year-old son Garret (owner of Garret’s Hot Dogs) will embark on a hiking journey through the wilderness, bringing only what they can carry on their backs, along the Lake Tahoe Rim Trail to raise money for Coastal Seniors’ Meals on Wheel program. The mission is being called Miles for Meals.
Marlene will be completing the 165-mile trail over a one-month period, ending her hike on August 18. Micheline, Kim, Zephyr and Garret will complete a portion of the hike for the first five days- 31 miles each. The group has a goal of raising $7,000 - $8,000 to help feed local home-bound seniors who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.
Coastal Seniors’ Meals on Wheels program serves anywhere from 550 to 650 meals per month, depending on how many seniors are enrolled for the program during each month. Considering all expenses involved in the program (food, staff, rents, utilities, supplies, etc.), it costs between $7,000 -$8,000 per month to operate. This program is crucial to seniors living along the coast in isolated areas because it helps them age in place instead of living in care facilities. It has also become a place of security for many seniors from Irish Beach in Southern Mendocino County through Stewarts Point in northern Sonoma County who return home from the hospital after surgeries or procedures that make them temporarily unable to prepare meals during their recovery.

There are multiple ways to support the Meals on Wheels program through the Miles for Meals effort:

1. Donate a “per mile” pledge for an individual hiker
(Micheline, Kim, Zephyr and Garret will complete 31 miles each. Marlene
will complete 165 miles total)
- $0.25 per mile
- $0.50 per mile
- $1 per mile
- $2 per mile
- $5 per mile
- $10 per mile

2. Donate a “per mile” pledge for all of the miles completed by the hikers collectively (a total of 289 miles)
- $0.10 per mile
- $0.20 per mile
- $0.50 per mile
- $1 per mile
- $2 per mile

3. Donate a flat rate pledge in increments of $5

The Team: $8,068 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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MIcheline White

Amount Raised

$3,839

 

48% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Marlene Padilla

Amount Raised

$1,962

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zephyr gunheim

Amount Raised

$1,787

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Garret Gunheim

Amount Raised

$480

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Kimberly Barber

Amount Raised

$0

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