Donate money to Saline Area Social Service and Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home will match up to $1,000.
Donations must be made at the funeral home.
Thursday afternoon, Frank Diadone and Nick Kirkopoulos, owners of Saline Inn, were the first to contribute to the donation bin at the funeral home.
Stephen Robison, one of the owners of the family-owned business, said the business is always looking for ways to give back to the community.
“People often don’t see that there are people in need in Saline. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. It’s important for people to help their friends and neighbors,” Robison said.
Jamail Aikens, Director of Saline Area Social Service, said cash donations are very important to the agency, which helps 300 individuals a week.
“Our recent food and dry good drive means we’re stocked for a few months. But money helps us pay the bills and our employees. It also helps us help our clients in other ways,” Aikens said.
Last week, Saline Area Social Service purchased a double stroller for one of its clients.
“That stroller is going to help her get to the grocery store and get things done. It’s the kind of thing we wouldn’t be able to do without donations,” Aikens said.
Aikens also encouraged Meijer shoppers to purchase a Simply Giving card on Dec. 7 or Dec. 8. Meijer will double match your donation to Saline Area Social Service – turning a $10 donation into $30, or a $50 donation into $150.