We are delighted to announce that we've moved 90 clients off of our waiting list! These deserving seniors will now regularly receive home delivered meals, along with care and companionship from our friendly volunteers. Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, and constituents for all of your support - we couldn't do it without you!
When giving this interview, Lou Cumming asked us not to reveal her age. Not that it matters anyway, because you wouldn’t believe us if we told you. In one word, Lou describes herself as energetic, and we can attest to that. She first discovered Meals On Wheels Atlanta six months ago when she was looking for an exercise program and found Zumba at Northside Senior Center. When she learned about all of MOWA’s different program areas, she decided to get involved. She now comes every Monday and Wednesday to pack meals in the kitchen for a few hours before going to back to Northside for Zumba. When she’s not volunteering with MOWA - or Peachtree Presbyterian - she loves going to concerts, catching up with friends over a meal, and spending time with her rescue cat, Glad. Lou says her favorite thing about volunteering with MOWA is the friendly staff and seniors she gets to see every time she’s here. She also says that everyone should volunteer at least once, because that’s all it takes to want to do it again and again.
We are so excited that CarMax has once again chosen Meals On Wheels Atlanta for their month of service. Throughout the month of June, CarMax will be coming to MOWA to pack meals in our kitchen, deliver meals to our home-bound seniors, and assist with daily activities in our Neighborhood Senior Centers. In addition to volunteering, CarMax makes a generous donation to MOWA every time they visit. We are incredibly grateful for this relationship with CarMax and we hope that it can continue to grow in the years to come.
Last week, Bethlehem Senior Center partnered with Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority (Psi Alpha Omega Chapter) to make dresses to send to Little Dresses for Africa (LDFA), an organization that provides clothing and support to young girls in impoverished countries in Africa. Bethlehem made a commitment to provide 50 dresses for the organization, but with the skill, labor and enthusiasm of our seniors, they exceeded that goal by more than 30 dresses. Even those seniors who couldn't sew pitched in by cutting fabric, donating materials and providing support. Special thanks to Harolyn Dooley, the daughter of Bethlehem senior Ruthie Dooley, who pioneered this project with Bethlehem. We are so proud our Bethlehem seniors and their desire to give back!
ScanSource Catalyst employees donated well over 100lbs of pet food to Meals On Wheels Atlanta. They gathered the food during an office-wide drive and then drove all the way down from Greenville, South Carolina to bring it to us. We are so grateful for this group who went above and beyond for our seniors and their beloved pets!