Meals on Wheels Helps Trim Down your Holiday To Do List

Published 12/16 2013 07:44AM

Updated 12/16 2013 07:51AM

Meals on Wheels partnered with Home Instead Senior Care to give gifts to their meal recipients.

Lisa Gilliland, Meals on Wheels Assistant Director, said they set up trees at Kmart and Citibank where people could choose their gift recipient. 

"People select the ornament; purchase the gift, Home Instead wraps those gifts, and delivers them to our clients. This year we are helping with the delivery since we're meals on wheels we're pretty good at getting things delivered."

Gilliland said anyone can help deliver the gifts.

"We have a lot of people that aren't our regular volunteers that are actually helping with these deliveries. You don't have to be an official meals on wheels volunteer to help with these special deliveries."

Meals on Wheels isn’t just helping the needy this Christmas, Gilliland said they can also help you by sending out your Christmas cards.

"They can give us their Christmas card list and for a minimum 5 dollar contribution for each name on their list we will send out a beautiful holiday card acknowledging whoever they have on their list that a donation was made in their honor for the Christmas holiday."

And all the money collected goes to preparing, packing, and delivering meals.

"It saves them to trouble of having to address cards but at the same time helps support our program, which we’re not government funded or United Way funded, so those fund will be used directly to purchase meals for clients that are on meals on wheels."

Gilliland said of those five dollar donations can provide a meal for one person each day.

"For a five dollar donation that sends one meal to one of our clients because that's about what it costs to prepares, and package, and deliver a hot meal to someone's home."

Tuesday December 17th is the last day to sign up for the Christmas card delivery. 

You can also still volunteer to help deliver the Santa to a Senior gifts being delivered December 17th by calling Meals on Wheels at (806) 792-7971

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