HOUSTON — Jiffy Lube International Inc. is kicking off The Drive to Do More for Meals on Wheels campaign with a goal of raising more than $1 million to support Meals on Wheels America and local senior nutrition programs.
This is the company's second annual fundraising event for the program that provides nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks for seniors, with 100% of donations benefiting the local community.
"Jiffy Lube is committed to service and has a long history of giving back to our local communities," Suzanne Clerkin, chief marketing officer for Jiffy Lube, said.
"We are grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with Meals on Wheels America for the second annual Drive to Do More fundraising event. No one should have to go hungry or be alone during the holiday season, and we are honored to help do our part to give back this year."
Jiffy Lube will jump start the campaign with a corporate gift. Subsequent funds will be raised through customer donations at participating Jiffy Lube locations through Oct. 31.
The campaign extends Jiffy Lube's "commitment to vehicle maintenance by supporting fundraising efforts and volunteer recognitions that help keep the Meals on Wheels fleet on the road delivering meals to seniors in need," the company said.
"Millions of homebound seniors depend on Meals on Wheels to deliver nutritious meals and companionship throughout the year," Kristine Templin, chief development officer of Meals on Wheels America, said.
"Everyone has a part to play in addressing senior hunger and isolation. We are grateful that Jiffy Lube, a company that shares many of our brand values, is raising funds and awareness for Meals on Wheels during a season when customers are eager to support high impact causes and help their neighbors."