Chair rentals lead to $2,000 Meals on Wheels donation

Erin Bodden, general manager of Meals on Wheels, left, receives a cheque from AI Group Chief Operations Officer Rhea Tibbetts.

AI Rentals donated $2,000 to Meals on Wheels last week, with funds raised from its chair rentals.

The event rental and production company donated $1 for every chair rental for the month of August. The company chose August as the island’s graduation ceremony was in full swing and rental chairs were in high demand.

Meals on Wheels provides homebound and disabled residents and seniors with free, hot, nutritious meals. The funds from the donation will be used to help pay for meals that will be delivered all across the island.

“Each year we serve about 40,000 meals in all five districts,” said Erin Bodden, general manager of Meals on Wheels. “It is no secret that living on an island means the cost of food is constantly rising. A single meal can make the world of a difference for some of our recipients and we are grateful for the support of local companies like AI Rentals.

“It’s not just a meal. The visit with them can brighten their day and reduce the feeling of isolation that can jeopardise their health.”

Group Chief Operations Officer Rhea Tibbetts said, “Meals on Wheels is an organisation that really touches my heart. No one should go hungry, especially not our seniors; so what better way to give back to our community than to support this wonderful charity. We believe it is important to support our seniors so they are not forgotten so this isn’t only about a meal, but also about companionship for our elderly.”

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