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Let's do lunch! TPS volunteers for Meals on Wheels

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Union Settlement/Meals on Wheels

2205 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10029

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The Promise Society is collaborating with Union Settlement/Meals on Wheels in New York City to deliver meals to seniors in their communities in this volunteer event.


WHAT IS MEALS ON WHEELS?

Meals on Wheels is a nationwide network of community-based, non-profit programs dedicated to providing seniors in their communities with the support that enables them to remain living in their own homes, where they want to be. This support is typically a nutritious meal, a friendly visit and a quick safety check.

WILL I EAT WITH THE CLIENTS?

Volunteers are expected to deliver the meal and generally check in with the clients to make sure they are OK through a friendly greeting or brief conversation. You are not expected to stay with the client for the meal.

WHY DOES MEALS ON WHEELS EXIST?

The reality is, more than 10 million seniors in America struggle with hunger, 15.2 million live in isolation and 18.4 million live in or near poverty. And, this problem will only become more serious as the senior population is projected to double by 2050. Families are spread out and elders are left behind, often as they struggle to remain able to take care of themselves.

Learn more here- http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/

HOW CAN I HELP?

Just sign up by providing your name, and e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail with a link to an online training course provided by Meals on Wheels. You should receive it a week before the event, which is a requirement to volunteer with us. Volunteers 21 and over are eligible to volunteer without supervision. We also invite volunteers under 21, but they must volunteer with a parent/guardian. The contact information for the parent/guardian joining must be sent to us so that we can make sure they also complete the training.) Hope you can join us. Feel free to email joanna@thepromisesociety.org if you have any questions. The event is from 8:30AM- 12:30PM at Union Settlement 2205 First Avenue. Dress comfortably as we will be zipping around the neighborhood to deliver meals. After the event, meet up with fellow TPS members to grab coffee and learn more about the organization.


WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT?

By signing up, you are making a commitment to support social services and senior health. But we understand things happen. If you cannot make the event, you must contact The Promise Society at hellow@thepromisesociety.org by 2pm on Wednesday, July 25th. Failure to do so may impact your ability to participate in future events by The Promise Society.

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