ADVOCACY NOW MADE EVEN EASIER
It’s finally here! All of the advocacy support your program needs – in one place – is now available at the all-new Meals on Wheels America Member Advocacy Center. This new resource makes it easy for you to stay involved whether you want to write to your Representative about the DELIVER Act, hear the latest on appropriations and the Older Americans Act, or access a toolkit for an upcoming campaign, you can find it all here.
There are many valuable features designed to support your program, including:
- Easy online forms for taking action;
- A live Twitter feed for @NoSeniorHungry with legislative updates and related news;
- Information and tools on all of our advocacy campaigns, like Summer Recess Rush and #SeniorsCantWait; and
- Standard advocacy tools you can use at any time, like social media images and handouts
Get started today at
LEARN HOW TO USE IT
Our short, 15-minute on-demand webinar walks you through every aspect of the Member Advocacy Center and you can access it at any time. Hear about how to track the latest legislative updates, read up on our activities on Capitol Hill and most importantly – take action on behalf of your seniors!
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Reach out to Crystal Espie, Member Advocacy Center expert and Public Policy Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LET’S MAKE HUNGER A PRIORITY IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTION
The election is just over two months away and there is still time for you to influence Presidential Nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to make the issue of hunger a priority. Join the collective effort with Vote to End Hunger’s more than 120 organizations and hundreds of individuals who are dedicated to ending hunger, alleviating poverty and creating opportunity, by taking these quick and easy actions:
- Tweet at Republican Nominee, Donald Trump, and Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton and ask:
"If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the US and worldwide?"
- Follow Vote to End Hunger on Twitter and Facebook for frequent updates and ways you can advocate.
To date, three Presidential Debates and one Vice Presidential Debate have been scheduled between now and Election Day, November 6. Debate moderators will be looking for questions and topics to ask the nominees, so it’s important we put “our ask” out on social media as much as possible.
- September 26, 2016: First presidential debate at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
- October 4, 2016: Vice presidential debate at Longwood University, Farmville, VA
- October 9, 2016: Second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
- October 19, 2016: Third presidential debate at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?
Join the movement and show your support at votetoendhunger.org/get-involved.
THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION’S SECOND ANNUAL #SERVICESELFIE CAMPAIGN IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
Meals on Wheels America has been chosen once again as one of five nonprofit partners to receive funding from The Home Depot Foundation for its annual Celebration of Service #ServiceSelfie campaign. As one of their top national partners, we’ll have the opportunity to earn up to $100,000.
JOIN IN ON THE CELEBRATION
Starting on Thursday, September 1 and running through Veteran’s Day (Friday, November 11), the celebration includes the completion of a Team Depot (or Home Depot associate) led volunteer project in every community The Home Depot serves. Given The Home Depot Foundation’s strategic focus on veterans, partnering with Meals on Wheels America for this campaign was a no-brainer – in fact, the first known Meals on Wheels delivery was to a veteran following World War II.
On top of donating up to $100,000, Team Depot has already supported home repairs for veterans served by four Meals on Wheels Members in Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, Fayetteville, NC and Kissimmee, FL – all through “The Helping Homebound Heroes” program, now in its second year.
You can help ensure that Meals on Wheels earns up to $100,000 by participating in the #ServiceSelfie campaign:
STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, SHARE A #SERVICESELFIE ON TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM
A #ServiceSelfie is Team Depot’s twist on the traditional selfie. Just snap a selfie of you or your volunteers in action – including the veterans you serve and home repair projects, if possible – and tag the photo with the hashtag #ServiceSelfie when you post to Twitter or Instagram. For every #ServiceSelfie shared on Twitter and Instagram during the Celebration of Service (September 1 to November 11), Team Depot will donate $1, up to $500,000 total, to be divided equally among the five national partners – money that we will grant back to you!
SEPTEMBER 19 IS A SPECIAL DAY TO “COMMENT” AND “SHARE” THE MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA #SERVICESELFIE POST
For every comment and/or share generated on Team Depot's Meals on Wheels America Celebration of Service post on Monday, September 19
, $1 will also be donated to the national partners. Visit the Team Depot Facebook page
on September 19 to share and comment on our Meals on Wheels America “spotlight post.” We’ll also be sure to share the special post on the Meals on Wheels America Facebook page
so you can keep an eye out for it.
Stay tuned for more information about our veteran home repair awards with The Home Depot Foundation and how our Celebration of Service earnings will go back to eligible Members.