Valentine-A-Gram, the popular holiday gift box that features Cinnabons, is back for the 18th and final year. Proceeds from Valentine-A-Gram support Meals on Wheels People.
Volunteers will deliver Valentine-A-Grams to individuals and businesses on the morning of Thursday, February 14, to benefit the more than 5,000 area seniors served by Meals on Wheels People daily.
Each Valentine-A-Gram includes two delicious Cinnabon Minibons, orange juice from Sun Orchard Premium Juices, a 12-oz bag of Seattle’s Best Coffee, a Seattle’s Best Iced Beverage Tumbler, a jar of Makara Cinnamon, and gift certificates from Jamba Juice, Shari’s Café & Pie, Sharing Spree and the Old Spaghetti Factory.
New this year! LaRog Brothers has donated two $1,000 gift certificates for the event. There are two ways to win:
- Purchasers who make an extra donation at the time of purchase will have their name entered into a drawing for one of the certificates
- One lucky Valentine-A-Gram recipient will receive the second gift certificate
All of the products for the gift boxes are donated so that 100 percent of the money raised through the sale of Valentine-A-Grams goes to support Meals on Wheels People. Hundreds of people who volunteer to deliver Valentine-A-Grams make the event possible each year.
Cinnabon owners John Whittaker and Steve Foltz said their support of the 18th Annual Valentine-A-Gram fundraiser has become a tradition that illustrates the importance of corporate giving.
“Both Steve and I, as do all our Cinnabon employees, feel very proud of the opportunity to support an organization as deserving as Meals on Wheels People,” Whittaker said. “The fact that 100 percent of the purchase price goes directly to providing food to seniors makes this an extra-special event.”
Valentine-A-Gram relies on more than 400 volunteers to deliver the gift boxes. Deliveries take about an hour and begin at 7:30 a.m. Pick-up points are available on both the east and west sides of Portland and in Vancouver.
To order Valentine-A-Grams by February 10 or to volunteer to deliver, go to www.valentine-a-gram.org or phone 503.736.6325.
About Meals on Wheels People: Since 1970 the Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 35 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of nearly 10,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.2 million meals each year. Visit: www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.