(As told to us by Mike Miller, Development Officer)
Q. Tell us a little about your organization. Mission? Population you serve?
A: SourcePoint is the primary resource and starting point for professional expertise, referrals, and programs for Delaware County adults who want to thrive after 55. We provide in-home care that helps older adults live safely in their own homes, including services such as Meals on Wheels, help with chores, rides to medical appointments, home safety checks, emergency response systems, and more. SourcePoint provides free resources and support for family caregivers. We are also the source for both fun and fitness—our 44,000-square-foot enrichment center is designed for adults age 55 and older to focus on health and wellness, education, creativity, and recreation amongst friends.
Our primary financial support comes from a local senior services property tax levy, which has been approved by voters since 1994. Other vital support is received through corporate and private donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers.
Q. What has your involvement with AFP been?
A: As an organization, we have attended the National Philanthropy Day luncheon, a few monthly educational programs, and some after-hours mixers. We are also active in the new Delaware County affinity group that was recently formed. I also served on the sponsorship committee for National Philanthropy Day and was a member of the faculty for a Fundamentals of Fundraising Course.
Q: Does your organization have anything special going on? Tell us about it!
A: There is always something exciting happening at SourcePoint! In the spring, our Meals on Wheels program gets an additional spotlight when we participate in the national March for Meals campaign. As a proud member of Meals on Wheels America, we help raise awareness of senior hunger and encourage our entire Delaware County community to get involved throughout the month of March. Following the awareness campaign, SourcePoint will offer its third annual Boxed Lunch Fundraiser in early April, to raise money for its Meals on Wheels program. In 2015, our Meals on Wheels program provided more than 199,000 meals to Delaware County residents. We are proud of our nutrition program, and encourage the community to get involved, whether by volunteering, donating, or helping spread the word about SourcePoint.
Posted: February 2017