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  February 2015
In this issue:
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Pet Therapy in ADH
  • Bethlehem Rides the Trolley
  • Hawkins Parnells Thackston & Young LLP
  • Meet Kari
  • Good Deeds Day
  • Save the Date
  • Volunteers Needed
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 Midnight in Paris

Meals On Wheels Atlanta’s Young Professional Board will host the First Annual Midnight in Paris on Friday, April 17, at Paris on Ponce.  Join us for a fun night of live music and gambling to benefit MOWA! Get your tickets by February 28 for a discounted price of $50, or $75 after March 1.  Click here to purchase.  Contact Jessica Perno, Director of Special Events, with any questions regarding the event or sponsorship opportunities at 404.605.8450 or here.


Puppies visit ADH!


Who can resist the sweetness of a puppy?  Not our seniors in Adult Day Health!  Twice a month volunteers with the Atlanta Humane Society bring bundles of love and joy, also known as puppies, to visit our ADH clients.  The room lights up when the puppies arrive and everyone wants a turn to hold them.  We are so grateful for the Atlanta Humane Society sharing their volunteers and puppies with us!

Bethlehem Rides the Trolley!

This week participants from Bethlehem Senior Center braved the cold temperatures for an opportunity to ride the new street car in downtown Atlanta and visit the Sweet Auburn curb market.  A great day for all, it brought back memories of the streetcars of old and their reliance on them to get where they needed to go.

Mr. Jack Green, a Bethlehem participant, used the old street car to get to work every day he worked at a grocery store on Highland Ave.  One thing he remembers about the old street cars is that the conductors would have to jump off the street cars periodically to put them back on line. 

Ms. Clara Render, also a Bethlehem participant, remembers taking the street car to school when her father could give her a nickel (5 cent) and she would ride the streetcar to Washington High School, most times she had to walk back because she didn’t have a nickel for both ways.  Ms. Render says she would save her nickel some days so she would have it on a rainy day to keep from walking in the rain or to purchase a bag of scrap candy.

The new street cars are quite different from the older ones.  The new street cars are larger, more comfortable and modern, they really remind them of the MARTA trains, but they are still nice and exciting.

What a journey!

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP Donation

Many thanks to Cary Griffin, pictured here with Kate Grinalds, Senior Director of Development, for stopping by our offices the other day with a donation from the staff of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP.  The staff from this law office collected nearly $1,000 dollars for Meals On Wheels Atlanta.

Welcome Kari!

Join us in welcoming Kari Morrison to the MOWA team!  Kari joins us as the new Director of Volunteer Services. She has the great task of acquiring, cultivating, and retaining volunteers for all of the programs that MOWA offers. Having worked at Open Hand Atlanta as Volunteer Services Manager and United Way of Greater Chattanooga as a Loaned Executive prior to transitioning into Volunteer Services, Kari has garnered first-hand experience concerning the needs and vulnerability of the clients that Meals On Wheels Atlanta serves and the importance of volunteer support to aid in that charge. In her spare time, Kari has spent numerous hours volunteering for various women and children shelters in the Atlanta area. She holds both a bachelors in Marketing and bachelors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee.

Good Deeds Day!

Meals On Wheels Atlanta is excited to be participating in this year's Good Deeds Day.  Good Deeds Day is an annual, global tradition that includes countless good deeds being done all around the world. Last year, over half a million participants in 50 countries worldwide gave over 2 million volunteer hours, making Good Deeds Day the largest and most far-reaching day of good deeds. People from all backgrounds, cultures, and ages have united around the simple idea of Good Deeds Day, and many continue to volunteer all year round.  For more information on how you can participate with MOWA and Good Deeds Day contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 404.351.6194

Save The Date!

Save the Date!  Nancy Brown and James Hurley are co-chairs of this year’s Fourth Annual Sunday Suppers.   Mark your calendars for Sundays: April 26, May 3 and May 17 and plan to join us for private dinners hosted by MOWA supporters.  These dinners promise delicious food prepared by local chefs, fine wine and good company all to benefit MOWA.  For more information about participating chefs, hosts and when tickets will be available please contact Jessica Perno, Director of Special Events, at 404.605.8450 or here.


Volunteer Needs!!


We are in need of volunteers!  During the Winter months we have a difficult time finding volunteers.  If you are interested in helping us with our Meal Services, Home Repair, Senior Centers or Adult Day Health please click here for more information!  Or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 404.351.6194

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