Help MOWCTX This Holiday Season
Thank you for your interest in helping homebound seniors this holiday season. There are many ways you can get involved with Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Please note: This year, we are serving our special Thanksgiving meal on Friday, November 20th, as part of our two-week meal delivery. Our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. Our special Christmas meal delivery will happen on Friday, December 18th as part of our two-week meal delivery, and our offices will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th. If you are an active volunteer, please join us on November 20th and December 18th to deliver our special holiday meals.
END OF YEAR GIFT
This year give a meaningful gift to Meals on Wheels Central Texas! Your support will help us provide life-sustaining services through the end of the year. A meaningful gift will let older adults in our community know we remain strong in our commitment to keep them safe, healthy and fed.
Season for Caring
MOWCTX client Nelson Toala and his family are among the Central Texans featured in this year’s Austin American Statesman’s Season for Caring campaign. The event is a partnership between the newspaper’s Editorial and Community Development departments and introduces readers to Central Texans in need and the non-profit agencies that provide services to them. Mr. Toala lost his job shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, and he later suffered a stroke which made activities of daily living much more difficult. We are proud to be able to provide the Toala family with nutritious meals and services. Read his full story here.
To help the Toala’s this holiday season, please shop their wish list below.
SHARE THE LOVE
Exciting news! For the 13th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past twelve years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.3 million meals nationwide to seniors in need.
Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. This is simply unacceptable, which is why Meals on Wheels Central Texas provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to our homebound neighbors. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.
We’re incredibly grateful to Subaru and its Retailers for supporting our organization and the seniors we serve. With that in mind, we thought you might want to learn a little bit more about the Subaru Share the Love Event.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
This November 19, 2020, through January 4, 2021, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities.* Meals on Wheels is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event. Through this event, as a member of Meals on Wheels America, Meals on Wheels Central Texas will receive a share of the donation from Subaru vehicles sold at participating Subaru Retailers.
*Disclaimer: Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 19, 2020, through January 4, 2021, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Pre-approved Hometown Charities may be selected for donation depending on retailer participation. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during the campaign period, participating retailers will donate a minimum of $50 in total to their registered Hometown Charities. Purchasers/lessees must make their charity designations by January 15, 2021. The four national charities will receive a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 each. See your local Subaru retailer for details or visit subaru.com/share. All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc.