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  March 2014
In this issue:
  • Capitol Visit
  • Capital Campaign
  • March for Meals
  • Sunday Suppers
  • New Route
  • Volunteer Spotlight
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Senior Day at the Capitol



MOWA Executive Director, Jeff Smythe, joined seniors from Dogwood Neighborhood Senior Center at the Georgia State Capitol for Senior Week.  While at the capitol they promoted funding and services for older adults including passage of the Adult Day Licensure Bill.  They are shown here with Senator Horacena Tate. 


Building for the Future


Meals On Wheels Atlanta is excited to announce the public phase of our $2 million capital campaign to expand our capacity to better servie Atlanta's seniors.  Our last capital campaign was more than 20 years ago and, as a result, we are faced with a building that does not fully meet our needs. Among the many capital improvements, we will address an inadequate commercial kitchen and inefficient building systems.

“At a time when the demand for our services is greater than ever, this campaign is a game-changer for us, enabling our organization to grow and serve many more seniors in our community – for today and future years,” says Jeff Smythe, Executive Director for MOWA.

The campaign is experiencing tremendous success to date. With 100% support from the Board of Trustees and broad support from many private foundations and major donors, we have raised more than $1.7 million. Now we need your support!  Pledges to the Capital Campaign can be payable over four years (through 2018). Your investment in our mission through this campaign will allow us to sustain and grow our vital services for Atlanta’s seniors.

Click here to learn more or make a contribution online. Or please contact Kate Grinalds at kgrinalds@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org if you would like additional information or a tour of our facility.


March for Meals

This month, Meals On Wheels Atlanta is participating in the national 2014 March for Meals campaign. To help us celebrate and promote the important work of Meals On Wheels Atlanta, some of Atlanta’s elected-officials will join us on our meal delivery routes to see firsthand how a home-delivered meal and a visit from a volunteer truly make a difference in the life of a senior.

March for Meals is a national campaign held during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like Meals On Wheels Atlanta  promote March for Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.

“Our Meals On Wheels programs are on the front lines every day in the battle against senior hunger,” said Meals On Wheels Association of American President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals On Wheels program and support our mission to end senior hunger in America.”

For more information on March for Meals, visit www.marchformeals.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

Sunday Suppers
Meals On Wheels Atlanta is celebrating its 3rd annual Sunday Suppers.  These intimate dinners are hosted by MOWA supporters who graciously open their beautiful homes for an evening of delicious food prepared by Atlanta’s finest chefs, wine and an opportunity to mingle with friends while raising money to support MOWA.  We host several dinners on three selected nights. This year’s dates are Sundays: April 27, May 4 and May 18.

These dinner parties are helpful in raising vital support for our meals program – last year we raised over $50,000!  If you are interested in participating or have questions about Sunday Suppers please can contact Jessica Perno, Director of Special Events at 404-605-8450 or jperno@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org.
The Rev. Dr. J. Sherman Pelt Meal Route

Recently, MOWA named one of our 26 meal routes the Dr. J. Sherman Pelt route.  This route is in memory of Dr. Pelt and for the selflessness, volunteerism and dedication that Liberty Baptist Church has shown to our Seniors under his leadership. Dr. Pelt served the Liberty Baptist Church congregation for over 22 years.
Volunteer Spotlight - CBEYOND

CBEYOND is not only our internet and phone providers but they are also a dedicated group of MOWA volunteers.  We recently hosted a group of  Cbeyond employees who packed meals, and delivered 2 routes.  We appreciate their commitment to ending senior hunger!

If you, or your company, are interested in volunteering, please contact Jason Tucker a volunteer@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org
Meals On Wheels Atlanta 1705 Commerce Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: (404) 351-3889   |  Email: info@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org

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