This Mother’s Day, many lucky moms like me will be eating breakfast in bed, receiving hugs and homemade cards, or perhaps just taking a day of rest from the every duties of managing a household full of busy kids.
Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)will be working very hard this weekend to ensure a happier holiday for senior moms and grandmothers who will be alone and facing the threat of hunger.
“Right now 1 in 9 seniors in our very own country face the real threat of hunger. These seniors are our mothers and grandmothers and aunts. Many mothers who worked so selflessly to raise their children are now elderly and alone without enough food to eat,” said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. “I hope everyone will join us in our Meals for Moms campaign so that the hidden, hungry, and homebound senior moms are not forgotten this Mother’s Day.”
Did you know that it costs only $7.00 to feed a hungry mom or grandmother? In order to bring a little sunshine to these ladies—and to help make giving a donation easier—MOWAA launched the easy-to-use website MealsforMoms.org which allows users to make secure donations and also send a virtual flower bouquet to a special mom for this Mother’s Day, or even a homebound senior.
If you have just one minute, please visit the site and create a quick e-card for one of the housebound moms. The volunteers will print your message into a card and include it with a much-needed meal this weekend.
Don’t know what to write? Picture yourself in your senior years: Your children have grown, they may have children of their own, and for whatever reason, you find yourself alone and homebound. A message of love would mean so much, especially when it comes with a delicious meal delivered by a volunteer who has dedicated his or her time and compassion.
Donations raised from this campaign will go into MOWAA’s Meals for Moms Fund to help Meals On Wheels programs across the country feed homebound moms.
Good news! On June 7, 2010, Meals for Moms, the Meals On Wheels Association of America’s (MOWAA) reported that the first annual Mother’s Day Campaign raised over $40,000 for MOWAA’s Mother’s Day Fund and sent over 7,000 messages of hope to hungry and homebound mothers around the country!
The Mother’s Day Fund will be distributed as grants to Meals On Wheels programs around the country to help feed their hungry moms. Our goal is to grow the Mother’s Day Fund to a substantial size that will ultimately allow us to distribute annual grants to Meals On Wheels programs around the country to help feed their hungry moms.