Thursday November 27, 2014
by Wes Mayer
Outreach Gifting Certificates To Christmas Donors
To thank everyone who donates this Christmas, Meals on Wheels of Coweta will be providing Christmas gift certificates – which can be mailed to any friend, family member or special someone – to all donors.
With their donation, people may include the name and address of someone special, and Meals on Wheels will send that person a Christmas gift certificate honoring them. People may also donate in honor of a deceased loved one, and donors may still include a name and address for the certificate to be sent to.
Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that assists elderly, disabled and chronically ill members of the community, as well as anyone who is unable to prepare meals for themselves, with home delivered meals, repairs and tasks around the home and with company.
The chapter in Coweta County serves 50 clients.
Donations may be mailed to Meals on Wheels of Coweta, Inc., P.O. Box 73437, Newnan, Ga., 30271, and should be sent so they are received no later than Dec. 17. All donations are tax deductible and an acknowledgment will also be sent for tax purposes.
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Meals on Wheels of Coweta Receives Valentine’s Day Cards from DoSomething.org’s Youth Volunteers
Newnan, Georgia, February 28, 2014 – Meals on Wheels of Coweta, in partnership with DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and Meals On Wheels Association of America, announced today the results of Love Letters, a campaign that encouraged teens to make handmade Valentine's Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults across the country.
"We were thrilled to have received more than 200 hundred cards for our clients," said Kathy Shrader, Coordinator, Meals on Wheels of Coweta. Cards came from New York, California, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and numerous other states. As many know, we deliver so much more than a meal. These adorable cards warmed the hearts of our homebound clients and we extend our gratitude to DoSomething.org’s thoughtful volunteers." One card received from a teen in Florida read, "Hi! My name is Shawna and I live in the sunshine state, Florida. In my free time I like to read and I also like to bake. When I get out of college I hope to be able to become an assistant principal in my old elementary school." Another card read, "My name is Sophie. I am from California. I love to draw. When I grow up I want to be a nurse because I love helping people. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with lots of hugs and kisses. May God always bless you." In total, more than 68,000 teen volunteers nationwide made Valentine’s Day cards for nearly 100,000 of the 2.5 million vulnerable seniors receiving Meals on Wheels across the country. Love Letters provided an opportunity for young people across the country to help the combat social isolation so many homebound older adults experience. Young people sent cards to 356 participating Meals on Wheels programs across all 50 states. The Valentine's Day cards were then included in meal deliveries made by Meals on Wheels volunteers.
To help Meals on Wheels of Coweta deliver more than just a meal, visit www.mealsonwheelsofcoweta.org, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office 678-423-1700.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states as well as the U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs with their dedicated army of two million volunteers work hard to help America’s seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information, visit mowaa.org.
About DoSomething.org We love teens. They are creative, active, and energetic. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn't require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change. Join us at https://www.dosomething.org/