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“Your Chance to Own a New Subaru Outback for Only $30!”

KISSIMMEE, FL (November 1, 2020) With the onslaught of the 2020 pandemic hitting Central Florida especially hard, the Osceola Council on Aging (OCOA) and their Meals on Wheels program funding capabilities have been overwhelmingly affected.  The OCOA has been required to be creative in their fundraising efforts, while finding new and innovative ways to attain donations to support Osceola County seniors and families.  The OCOA Team would like to announce their partnership with Subaru of America and Don Mealey Sport Subaru South, by hosting a “Subaru Outback Car Raffle” to substitute the many fundraisers they have been unable to host in 2020.

“Having cancelled several Osceola Council on Aging fundraisers this year, we are excited to partner with Don Mealey Sport Subaru South to supplement the financial funding needs of our senior population,” said Wendy Ford, Osceola Council on Aging President/CEO.  “We are excited to announce that with this upcoming car raffle with Subaru, some lucky family will win a brand-new Subaru Outback.  Similarly, this is not the first time Don Mealey Sport Subaru South has supported the Council.  They have also helped deliver meals to Osceola County’s homebound seniors for many years. We are blessed to have so many generous local business partners like Subaru, who continue to support our Osceola senior population,” added Ford.

“Love. It’s What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru,” said Antonio DeViva, Don Mealey Automotive Group Marketing Director. “All of us here at Don Mealey Sport Subaru South want to do our part to help our community and empower the mission of Charities like Osceola Council on Aging.”

The winner of the OCOA Subaru Car Raffle will own a 2021 Subaru Outback with beautifully designed interior, economical, safe on the road, and easy on the budget.  Built to take a family anywhere, the car will feature standard, symmetrical all-wheel drive with up to 33 MPG; advanced safety of both standard Eyesight Driver Assist Technology and the available Driver Focus Distraction Mitigation System.  Engineered to last, accordingly, 97-percent of all Outback vehicles sold in the past ten years are still on the road today.

The cost of Early Bird tickets to enter the January Raffle will begin November 1, through the 18th, costing $25 per ticket.  Starting on November 19th, General Raffle tickets will cost $30 per ticket with only 10,000 tickets to be sold; greatly increasing each ticketholder’s opportunity to winImportant to note, the winner need not be present to win.  To acquire tickets, go to Credit card purchases are preferred, or a check for total ticket purchases can be payable to the Osceola County Council on Aging, Inc., Attn: Marketing Department, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL, 34744; please note “Subaru” on the check.  All net proceeds will benefit OCOA programs.  For more information on this fundraising initiative, contact Belinda Olivera at Osceola Council on Aging 407-933-9534 or email

The OCOA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, private charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.  The OCOA provides a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of our community. Though the name implies services for the elderly only, our programs extend to families who need support during crisis.



About Osceola Council on Aging

Created in 1971, the Osceola Council on Aging, Inc. is the largest social services organization in Osceola County, providing a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of the Osceola community. Though the name implies services for just the elderly, our scope of services also extends to families, to help during crisis.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru

Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $190 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.