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“Cheerful Giver” makes anonymous donation


August 16, 2019

Senior Resources is one of more than 40 local nonprofits who each received a $10,000 gift from the anonymous “Cheerful Giver.” The Cheerful Giver fund is managed by the Central Carolina Community Foundation and the giver’s identity remained a mystery as he or she greeted the group via Skype during the surprise presentation at CCCF’s office.

“We are so grateful for this gift, and for the spirit of selfless generosity this person inspires,” said Senior Resources Executive Director Andrew Boozer.

This generous donation is equivalent to feeding five home-bound seniors for a year; or providing meals, activities and transportation to two attendees at our wellness centers for a full year; or supporting two Foster Grandparents as they spend a school year mentoring and tutoring an at-risk student.


About Senior Resources, Inc.

Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to remain independent.  All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing institutionalization.

Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia’s frail and elderly residents in three areas:

1) In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;

2) Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;

3) Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs.

With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.


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