April Fifth Sunday - Delano Senior Center


The Friends of the Delano Senior Center is seeking donations to go directly towards the purchase of a 14-passenger lift-equipped van. The current van is a 2009 model and is showing its age. 

The senior center offers a variety of shopping and day trips for area seniors. In 2022, the center provided van service on more than 100 occasions, serving more than 200 individuals with a total of more than 700 rides. They provide a mix of basic, essential services and education/recreation trips:

For example….

  • Shopping in Monticello, Ridgedale, Eden Prairie, Hutchinson, Maple Grove, and more!
  • Transportation to and from our daily lunch program
  • Educational trips to museums, cultural centers, etc.
  • Fun and recreation – restaurants, performances, sports games, and more!
  • Total cost of new vehicle and lettering: $119,367.00
  • City of Delano Senior Center Capital Fund Budget - $18,600.00
  • Contribution from Gwen Kittock Memorial Fund (gift from a Delano resident who died in 2013) - $35,000.00.
  • Estimated trade-in value of existing van - $12,500.00.
  • Donations they need to solicit from senior center users and charitable organizations: $53,267.00  They have raised $22,000+ of the $53,267 thus far!

2022 Statistics:
2022 Trips Provided: 107
2022 Riders (total, including duplicates): 721
2022 Riders (individuals): 203
2022 Total Registered Senior Center Participants: 1,142
They serve many more people above and beyond this number at public events and via phone and email referrals.

Our monetary gifts from Light of Christ will go directly towards the purchase of this new vehicle. You can donate at church (please designate your contribution is for the April Fifth Sunday special offering) or on the LOC website by clicking on the GIVE tab, and then "Click here to Give." Thank you for helping the Delano Senior Center!!

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