“Senior Saints” Lend Helping Hands to Improve Our Community

DSC03270Founded by Joanne Hickox, Seniors on a Mission mobilizes senior volunteers, lovingly called “Senior Saints,” on daily “mission trips” to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations. Seniors on a Mission facilitates 120 of these trips each year, tackling projects ranging from addressing envelopes to stuffing race bags. Last year alone, these busy volunteers stuffed 90,000 bags for charity races!
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The volunteer hours given by Seniors on a Mission have helped nonprofits in difficult economic times by supplementing staff efforts when budget cuts have resulted in downsizing. In just one day, a team of “Senior Saints” can come in and achieve a significant amount of work.
With 375 active volunteers, Seniors on a Mission donated 12,000 hours to 36 local nonprofits in 2012, and have contributed over $270,000 in value to our community.

With the mission of “loving and encouraging live-alone-at-home senior citizens, enabling them to live longer, healthier, more grace-and-purpose-filled, independent lives,” Seniors on a Mission not only benefits senior citizens but strengthens our entire community.

Seniors on a Mission will be presented the HandsOn Faith Award at Celebrate!GOOD on April 18, 2013.  Learn how to join us at www.handsonjacksonville.org/celebrate

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