- Written by Jessica Riel
- Published: 31 March 2017
Sadie Ross, 12, and Leo Franceschi, 13, have been helping to raise money together to support Meals on Wheels since the third grade.
“We usually do this tag sale to benefit a cause,” says Leo, “and this year we chose the Meals on Wheels program. We sold donuts and coffee and raised, ah-”
Sadie jumps in. “It was over $200!”
Meals on Wheels is an important cause to these kids because they can imagine what it would mean to an elder who may be at home alone to receive a hot meal and a friendly check-in from a volunteer driver.
“With all the elders in mind, it really inspires you to help them, to do something great and this is just such a great program,” says Sadie. “You can kind of picture these people that are happy because they’re getting meals, and it’s just such a great, great feeling.”
Leo and Sadie also love going to the Meals on Wheels Walkathon together each spring.
“It’s a community event where you get to see other people and do fun things,” says Leo.
“I agree,” says Sadie. “I love seeing all the different ages come together to just help people. It’s a really great thing to watch, and it’s a really great thing to be part of. It makes you feel really great!