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July 2010: Benefit Raffle to Help End Senior Hunger

Friday, July 02, 2010

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Benefitting Senior Services of Alexandria's Meals on Wheels Program

July 17 and July 31, 7:30-9:30am

Senior Services of Alexandria Booth at the Old Town Farmers’ Market
301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join Senior Services of Alexandria and Meals on Wheels of America in the fight to end senior hunger by 2020! Through their Meals on Wheels program, Senior Services is currently working to provide Alexandria seniors with meals on weekends, ultimately needing raise about $100,000, but focusing for now on 13 Saturdays and a goal of $13,000.

Five Handcrafted businesses have donated special items or gift baskets valued at $100 or more for this cause. The items will be on display at the Senior Services of Alexandria booth at the Old Town Farmers’ Market July 17 and July 31. Raffle tickets for each item may be purchased for $5 each or 3 for $10, and all proceeds will benefit Senior Services of Alexandria’s Meals on Wheels program. The drawing will take place and winners will be notified after the July 31 Farmers’ Market date.

Check out each of the donated items below!


Arts Afire Glass Gallery
Glass Bead Necklace comprised of five flameworked glass beads by Chris and Jacqueline Rice and coral and green glass filler beads and sterling silver toggle. Size 16”. Retail Value: $120.00.
Learn more about Arts Afire.




fibre space™
Learn to Knit Kit:This kit includes an instructional book for beginners, full of wonderful basic baby projects, needles and a blanket quantity of a cotton and angora blend yarn.
Learn more about fibre space™




La Muse
An Old Town Dog Lover’s Gift Basket: This gift basket is filled with whimsical dog themed home décor items including wall signs, stationary and greeting cards. Each item represents the work of a different American artist. Also included is a $20.00 gift certificate for La Muse. Retail Value: $140.00.
Learn more about La Muse.



Ten Thousand Villages
Global Renewals Gift Basket: Renew your summer with these wonderful handcrafted items made from recycled materials! Start by throwing all your farmer’s market goodies in a ready-to-go tote made from recycled snack wrappers. Artisans in rural Bangladesh use traditional basket-weaving techniques to create this earth-friendly tote. Keep all your summer notes and lists organized in an eco-friendly portfolio. This innovative design features recycled VHS videotape, hand-woven into an attractive portfolio. Finally, this guitar-playing gecko, made of strips cut from recycled soda cans, is created by a group of artisans in Cape Town, South Africa.  What a great way to reduce, re-use and renew!
Learn more about Ten Thousand Villages.


Potomac Bead Company
Designer's Basket: This gift basket includes two strands of gemstones along with a $25 dollar gift certificate and a certificate for either a free class or free custom jewelry service.
Learn more about the Potomac Bead Company.

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That’s sound great and appreciate Alexandria’s Meals on Wheels program which is help to remove the senior hunger. Thanks for letting us know!

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