HouseCalls-MD is a member of a Charleston networking group continues to fight senior hunger and isolation in the Lowcountry.
Over the last three years, the Holiday Harvest Gala has raised nearly $43,000, allowing the program to begin daily meal delivery services to the nearly 200 seniors who are added to the waiting list each year in Charleston. This fundraising event was conceived by members of LSN – the Lowcountry’s premier networking organization committed to providing quality services to seniors, caregivers, and adult children – as a response to the staggering number of individuals in the area that on the wait lists to receive Meals on Wheels services due to lack of funds. Meals on Wheels of Charleston, a Charleston Area Senior Citizens (CASC) program, not only provides a nutritious meal, but also a friendly visit and a safety check that helps keep over 650 seniors living independently in their own homes from the Cooper River to the Edisto. Funds raised by the gala directly allow the program to reach hundreds more who are currently waiting to receive services. Event tickets are intentionally priced at $55, which allows one couple ($110) to feed a Meals on Wheels client for an entire month. Your ticket includes live music from Not So Serious, open bar, a raffle ticket to enter to win from an assortment of custom gift baskets, silent auction items, and the breathtaking views of the Cooper River Bridge from the venue. Since the heart of this fundraiser is centered around feeding people, LSN has once again teamed up with the outstanding culinary team from Franke at Seaside to provide an unforgettable menu for our guests. They will of course feature the crowd favorite Aged Cheddar Mac and Cheese Bar stocked with pulled pork, andouille sausage, butter poached Lobster, roasted chicken, slab bacon, tomatoes, green onions, local mushrooms, and caramelized onions. There are always new surprises with a food station to fit anyone’s taste, passed hors d'oeuvres, hand crafted signature cocktails, and beautiful dessert display. LSN is honored to collaborate with the following event sponsors: All About Seniors, Care for Life, MUSC Center on Aging, Franke at Seaside, BrightStar Home Care, Stephen Martindale with Mutual of Omaha, Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Sandpiper Premier Senior Living, HouseCalls-MD, Daniel Pointe Retirement Community, Pruitt Healthcare of Moncks Corner, Always Best Care, Ashley Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, Home Care Assistance, Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health, Overture Daniel Island, Winyah Pharmacy, and Lowcountry Companions. Tickets can be purchase in advance at www.lowcountrysn.com or at the door.