Donations

VISTE Annual Meeting Highlights Partnerships

At Wednesday’s Annual Meeting, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly officials reflected on a year of transition and growth. The meeting’s theme, Forward! echoed throughout the sentiments of VISTE President, Steve Bissonnette, as he shared the many ways in which VISTE has benefited from partnerships in the community. “It is an honor to be part […]

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Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation Gives Grant to VISTE

VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) has been unanimously awarded a grant from the Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation for the organization’s Cakes for Caring program, according to Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President. The 2015 grant is in the amount of $2,000 and will be used to purchase supplies to enhance the current birthday cake program. […]

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GiveWell Community Foundation Provides Grant to VISTE

VISTE clients are able to celebrate the holidays in ways they might not have otherwise, thanks to the generosity of the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation, according to Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President. Volunteers In Service To the Elderly (VISTE) recently received a 2014 Helping Hand Holiday Feeding Grant for $69,460, which […]

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VISTE Clients Recipients of Local Collaboration

Recently, employees at Madden Brand Agency worked with students at Lincoln Avenue Academy in an enhancement project aimed at teaching students how marketing can affect change. VISTE clients were the beneficiaries of that change as students collected a little more than 2,600 personal care items for VISTE through the project. “We were just delighted to […]

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VISTE Receives Donation from Mosaic

Recently the Mosaic Company donated $5,000 to VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) through Feeding America Tampa Bay and a partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays called Home Runs for Food, according to Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President. “We are always so grateful for the continued support of the Mosaic Company,” O’Reilly said. “They are […]

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Comfort Keepers Holds Food Drive to Benefit VISTE

September is National Hunger Action Month, and Comfort Keepers in Lakeland is taking action to assist seniors in need. They are asking the community to donate to the Feed Seniors Now food drive to benefit VISTE. “At least one in nine seniors is at risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient […]

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Grant Received for Hot Meal Program

Providing hot meals to some of our clients is one way we work toward our mission of helping the elderly remain safe and independent in their own homes. We are pleased to announce a $30,000 grant made possible by the generosity of the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. The grant is […]

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Gift Received from GiveWell Community Foundation

This month, VISTE received a gift of $12,000 from the Barney and Carol J. Barnett Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. The funds are for program support, according to Walter R. Whittemore, Jr., Chief Financial Officer at VISTE. VISTE’s mission is to enable the frail elderly to remain safe and independent in their own homes. […]

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Donations Take All Forms

Here at VISTE, we’ve learned to not be surprised when a volunteer walks in the door and says, “I noticed you needed ____” and then they fill in the blanks of whatever they realized VISTE and our clients needed. And they pull out a bag or a box or say they have something in the […]

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Mosaic Donates to VISTE

At the April 10 Tampa Bay Lightening game, the Mosaic Foundation presented Feeding America Tampa Bay and their Partners with a check for $84,000 as part of their “Goals for Food” program. Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President, accepted on behalf of VISTE, Volunteers In Service To the Elderly. For every goal that the team made at home, […]

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