There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now #Giving Tuesday- a global day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Join the "unselfie" movement and plan to donate to Meals on Wheels and your other favorite charities on this year's Giving Tuesday: December, 2, 2014.
Join the #UNselfie Movement!
Join the "unselfie" movement: Take an #UNselfie photo of yourself or with your family and friends holding a sign promoting Meals on Wheels and then post the photo on social media.
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Also, plan to donate to Meals on Wheels and your other favorite charities on this year's #Giving Tuesday: December 2, 2014.
Please Donate Your Supermarket Turkey
Meals on Wheels will gratefully accept donations of frozen turkeys that will be used to prepare Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of home bound seniors. Turkeys can be dropped off at our 121 West Nyack Road office Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Any questions please call (845) 624-6325.
Honor A Caregiver With A Special Message
n the United States there are more than 15 million caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. November is national Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Cargeivers Month. If you would like to recognize a wonderful caregiver for all they do, consider honoring them by posting a tribute message on the Alzhiemer's Association's website tribute page. Please on the button below to post your message.
Serving Families Affected by Breast Cancer
Did you know that your Meals on Wheels serves families affected by Breast Cancer?
Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is participating in the Magnolia Meals at Home™ program. Many of our neighbors living with breast cancer receive up to six monthly home deliveries of up to seven meals designed to help meet their nutritional needs. In addition, family members may also receive up to 10 meals as well. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible visit the Magnolia Meals website by clicking below or contact Ilsa Svoboda at email@example.com or at (845) 624-6325.Magnolia Meals
Celebrating Our 9 Millionth Meal!
Meals on Wheel's 9 Millionth Meal was delivered to 93 year old Nora Cahill by County Executive, Ed Day and Sheriff Falco on July 23, 2014.
Barbara Kohlhausen. Ed Day, and Stan Schwatz are pictured in front of a 1956 Mercury holding the 9 millionth meal.FIOS1News
Countywide Telephone Reassurance Program
If you are over 60 and living in Rockland County and would like to get a free, friendly phone call each day, you may request it from Northern Services Group. To become a recipient or volunteer for the program call the Director of volunteer Services at Northern Services Group at (845) 426-6757.
A Worry-Free Way for Seniors to Stay Connected
Assurance Wireless, is partnering with Meals on Wheels Association of America to provide FREE cell service to low-income eligible seniors. In a world where many seniors are struggling for access to basic needs, Assurance Wireless, can help them stay connected to family, friends and emergency services.
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I Spy A Meals on Wheels Coin Can!
In the age of debit cards, Paypal accounts, and smartphone payment apps it may seem archaic to distribute coin collection cans, but the cans offer an easy way to lighten the load in your pocket or purse while reminding us that there are still many people who depend on our home-delivered nutritious meals and the warm smile of our caring volunteers. So look for our Meals on Wheels coin cans at over 100 locations throughout the county and go ahead and drop those annoying coins in. Dollar bills also fit nicely through the slots!
Meals on Wheels Turns 40 this year!
In 1974 a group of dedicated volunteers associated with the National Council of Jewish Women started a home- bound meal delivery program out of the basement of founder and former Executive Shelly Berger's home. Today that program, known as Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, offers much more than a meal by also serving seniors through five senior centers, the Bobbi Lewis Adult Day Program, the Adult Learning Center, information and referral and more.
Student Collects Food and Funds!
Katherine Gilbride wanted to get involved and thought Meals on Wheels would be a great place to support. Katherine, a senior at Pearl River High School, volunteered her time to collect donations of non-perishable foods outside her local grocery store and while doing so also accepted cash donations on behalf of the agency. Thanks to Katherine and the support of many shoppers, Katherine collected enough food to put together 60 Blizzard Boxes for the agency's shelf stable food program and enough cash to "Adopt A Senior!" For more information about making Blizzard Boxes or adopting a senior, please contact Sharon Martini firstname.lastname@example.org or at (845) 624-6325.
Year End Tax Advantage: Consider Donating Stock
30% of total annual donations to charities are made each in December. So if you are among those who make your charitable contributions during the holiday season, then you may want to think about how you can combine your philanthropic goals with year end tax advantages. Please click here to read why donating stocks to your favorite charity, such as Meals on Wheels, may be something you want to consider!
Meals on Wheels' Adult Learning Center Founder Honored
Meals on Wheels' Adult Learning Center Volunteer was recently recognized by the Rockland County Times as an unsung hero. Marty Weitzman volunteers at the Adult Learning Center and was a computer instructor and director of the Adult Learning Center for over 13 years. Through his pioneering volunteer efforts, Marty has helped hundreds of seniors become computer literate. Please click on the button below to read more about Marty.Rockland Times
Save the Date
Please save the date of Saturday, March 21st, 2015 for an evening Art Auction to benefit Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland! More Information to follow.
Ladles of Love in Suffern
Meals on Wheels traveled to Esther Gitlow Towers in Suffern this month. Over 40 bowls of free soup were distributed to the residents on Wednesday, November 19th. Meals on Wheels will continue its monthly free soup day at various county locations.
Meals at Home for Families Facing Breast Cancer
Thanks to the Magnolia Meals at Home™ program many of our neighbors living with breast cancer may receive up to six monthly home deliveries of up to seven meals designed to help meet their nutritional needs. In addition, family members may also receive up to 10 meals. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible visit www.MagnoliaMealsAtHome.com or contact Ilsa Svoboda at email@example.com or at 845/624-6325.
Meals on Wheels Staff members Ilsa Svoboda and Joanna Tower get ready to deliver Magnolia Meals.
40th Anniversary Celebrated at the 2014 Harvest Moon Grand Reception
Meals on Wheels gratefully acknowledges all those who helped make the Harvest Moon Grand Reception such a successful evening. We are very pleased to report that over 170 guests attended the event and in doing so helped Meals on Wheels raise over $90,000 to benefit agency programs and services for seniors and the homebound in our area.
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