Corvette Club delivers Meals on Wheels
Caledon Meals on Wheels (CMOW) clients recently received a special delivery.
Members of the Brampton Corvette Club chauffeured CMOW volunteers around Caledon and Orangeville to deliver meals to local seniors.
“It’s exciting for our clients to see these nice looking cars pull up,” said Cathy Lepiane, community relations manager at CMOW. “A lot of them come out and look at them. Our seniors love seeing these cars and our volunteers love driving them.”
This is the fourth year CMOW and the Corvette Club have teamed up to deliver this unique service.
“The daughter of one of our members was studying gerontology and was working/studying at the senior’s home in Bolton,” explained Stu Revell, president of the Brampton Corvette Club. “It was her idea that the Brampton Club chauffeur the Meals on Wheels volunteers. We all thought it a great idea so acted on it.”
The day was a success.
“I think the day went well,” said Revell. “Some of the seniors came out to see the Corvettes. Last year I had a senior come out of his house to have a look and he told me how he used to drive muscle cars back in the 60s.”
The goal is to bring awareness to the service.
“Everybody seems to enjoy looking at Corvettes and I think if we can bring attention to Meals on Wheels or some other charity then we can use our cars to do that,” Revell said. “It’s way more fun to help by using the Corvettes than just donating money to a cause. If our eye-candy cars bring some attention to Meals on Wheels then we are happy to do that. I do like to stress that we do this once a year and get the attention while the volunteers are doing this all year and don’t get the applause they deserve.”
CMOW appreciated the effort from the Corvette owners.
“They did a great job,” said Lepiane.
Written by Angela Gismondi