DRUMROLL, PLEASE – “SHARE THE LOVE” GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED!
For the seventh straight year, Meals on Wheels America was proud to partner with Subaru of America, Inc. on its "Share the Love" event. For every vehicle sold or leased between November 20, 2014 and January 2, 2015, Subaru donated $250 to the customer's choice of charity. And, our Members are reaping the benefits.
As part of our organization’s receipt of the Subaru funding, we have awarded $295,400 in "Share the Love" grants to 175 Member programs that partnered with Subaru dealerships throughout the campaign to serve, and raise awareness for, homebound seniors.
Whatcom Council on Aging
of Bellingham, Washington was selected as the Grand Prize winner, receiving the the top award of $35,000. The program earned this recognition by masterfully using the "Share the Love" event to generate substantial awareness in its community in partnership with Dewey Griffin Subaru. In one of the many community activities, the public was invited to “Stuff the Trunk” of Subaru vehicles that were parked at local grocery store locations with shelf stable foods. “Stuff the Trunk” alone raised enough food and funds to provide several days' worth of emergency meals for their seniors.
In addition to the Whatcom Council on Aging’s Grand Prize, we are happy to announce the following additional top grant awards:
Second Grand Prize – $25,000
Berks Encore, Reading, PA
First Prize – $15,000
Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc., San Diego, CA
Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc., Corning, NY
Klein JCC, Philadelphia, PA
Second Prize – $10,000
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging, Cedar Rapids, IO
Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, Inc., Elmira, NY
Visiting Nurse Service Meals On Wheels, Rochester, NY
Third Prize – $5,000
New Opportunities, Inc. Senior Nutrition Services, Waterbury, CT
Missoula Aging Services Meals on Wheels Program, Missoula, MT
Meals on Wheels of Greenville, Inc., Greenville, SC
See a full list of all 175 grant recipients here
“We greatly appreciate Subaru’s ongoing commitment to Meals on Wheels through its annual ‘Share the Love’ event,” said Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America President and CEO. “Subaru of America and its local retailers across the country have truly become an extension of the Meals on Wheels family. Even long after this event concludes, Subaru helps us to deliver that warm meal, friendly smile and vital safety check to millions of America’s seniors.”
The 2015 “Share the Love” funds will continue to benefit local Meals on Wheels Member programs throughout the year through additional grant opportunities, Annual Conference scholarships and the sponsorship of the nationwide March for Meals annual awareness campaign.
Read our official announcement here
CBS ECOMEDIA PARTNERSHIP TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS AND VOLUNTEERS TO MEMBERS
CBS’s EcoMedia launched the pilot for its new consumer-facing platform this month, Viewers to Volunteers (V2V)
that is directing valuable funding to Meals on Wheels America Member programs in four launch cities. The campaign uses a dedicated website to engage the public in watching, sharing and logging positive stories to earn money for selected non-profits — and, through our national partnership, Meals on Wheels America is one of them. In the coming months, stay tuned for updates as V2V expands nationwide.
The pilot launch of V2V took place in the markets surrounding Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia and aims to introduce the public to this new and unique concept. Later this spring, CBS EcoMedia will expand the program nationally, giving consumers the ability to choose which charity receives donations on their behalf, and to further engage by searching for, and taking part in, appropriate volunteer opportunities.
We're excited to see how V2V grows and expands, and we hope you'll follow their progress along with us. Check their website and learn more here
EMPLOY YOUR OWN HR HOTLINE
UST’s ThinkHR Workplace
offers expert HR advice to nonprofits like yours, while helping to save time and avoid costly risks and potential liabilities for your organization. The program provides live telephone support, staff training programs and other services to Members – all at an exclusive Meals on Wheels America Member discounted price.
ThinkHR Workplace allows you to place unlimited calls to senior-level HR professionals seven days a week, in addition to enabling you and every member of your staff to take advantage of hundreds of online training courses. You'll also have access to compensation tools, job description builders and a robust Q&A database of commonly asked HR questions.
As a Meals on Wheels America Member, the entire UST ThinkHR Workplace package costs just $75 per month (regularly $95) and you can get started through a free 7-day trial. Interested in learning more? Attend a FREE informational webinar for Members only on Wednesday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. EDT that will deliver an in-depth live demo detailing ThinkHR Workplace’s features.
Call UST at 888-249-4788 to get started or with questions. Mention that you are a Meals on Wheels America Member to redeem your special discounted pricing.
NEW OFFICE DEPOT PARTNERSHIP DELIVERS BIGGER MEMBER SAVINGS
We’re delivering big savings on all your online and in-store Office Depot purchases through a brand new partnership with the Meals on Wheels America Group Purchasing Program with Premier. Whether you’ve taken advantage of our past Office Depot discounts or not, signing up now can save you more online and at any of their more than 1,100 stores across the country.
GET YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND VOLUNTEERS INTO THE ACT!
Friends, family and volunteers of Meals on Wheels America Member programs can all save at any Office Depot location. They are all eligible to use your program's Office Depot Store Purchasing Card
to save 10% off their entire purchase.
GET STARTED NOW
Start accessing these great savings today. Just make sure your program is enrolled in our Group Purchasing Program
and has requested the Office Supply savings program.
- If you’re not yet enrolled in the Meals on Wheels America Group Purchasing program, complete the application here and be sure to check the “Office Supplies” box.
- If you’re already enrolled in our Group Purchasing Program and want to add the Office Depot discount, contact our Account Manager Erica Bentley at 704-969-1009 or Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you all set up!
Once your program is signed up you can request your Store Purchasing Card by filling out this application and faxing it to 888-438-9066. Please allow up to three weeks for processing and, when it arrives via email, feel free to share it with your friends, family and volunteers. For questions or assistance completing the application, please contact our Office Depot Account Manager Erica Bentley at 704-969-1009 or Erica.email@example.com.
Questions about our Member Discount Program or our Group Purchasing Program with Premier? Contact our Business Services Manager Steven Skelton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Age Center, Inc., CA
Ramona Senior Center, CA
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc., CA
The Salvation Army - La Verne, CA
El Monte / South El Monte Meals on Wheels, Inc., CA
Team, Inc., CT
The Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa, IA
Community Action Partnership Central IL Sr. Nutrition Prog., IL
C.E.F.S./Golden Circle, IL
St. Martin Council on Aging, Inc., LA
Ogemaw Commission on Aging, MI
Western Communities Action Network, MN
The Overflow Worship Center, NC
Meals on Wheels - Burlington County, NJ
Genesee ARC, NY
Major Care Ministries, OH
West Shore Meals on Wheels, OH
Clinton County Community Action Program, OH
Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services, OK
Hazelwood Meals on Wheels, PA
Community Meals on Wheels, PA
RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc., PA
River Woods Senior Living, PA
Pike County Area Agency on Aging, PA
Meals for Friends, PA
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, TN
Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, Inc., VT
ADRC of Racine County, WI
Walworth County DHHS - Meals On Wheels, WI
ADRC of Northwest WI, WI