- Donate your time by volunteering! Lawrence Meals On Wheels (MOW) is always in need of additional volunteers.
- Donate office and cleaning supplies. Copy paper, postage stamps, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, paperclips and general cleaning supplies are always needed.
- Donate small candy bars. Our volunteers do not get paid, but we do have small candy bars for them as a small token of our appreciation! With more than 125 volunteers a week, we go through about $100-$120 worth of candy per month.
- Become an event sponsor or donate an item to our fundraisers or special events.
- Adopt a Route or Sponsor a Client. Please see below.
Monday-Friday, Meals On Wheels volunteers deliver between 120-140 hot nutritious meals to homebound elderly and/or disabled clients residing in Lawrence. That is over 32,000 meals per year!
Currently, we have 20 routes that each serve 6-8 clients. Every week we utilize a volunteer staff of over 125 regular and substitute drivers. We are experiencing an increase in the number of clients who need our services and also in the number who need financial assistance as well. Throughout our 49-year history of service, we have never turned anyone away based on their ability to pay. We need to add an additional route and would like to enlist your help to do so. Here’s how you can help:
(In Kind Value = $1,000+. Each volunteer hour is valued at $20/hr)
_____ Volunteer as an organization to deliver a route each week. Pick a day(s) (i.e Tuesdays) and gather 2-8 individuals who wish to deliver meals every Tuesday, every other Tues. or even just once a month. Your organization is responsible to make sure the route is delivered every Tuesday and people can do it individually or in teams of two. It takes an hour or less and can easily be done over the lunch hour.
_____ Volunteer as an individual as a weekly regular driver and drive the same day and route each week or as needed as a substitute driver.
Individuals or businesses are invited to Adopt-A-Route to cover the cost of providing meals for an entire route of 6 -8 people. Cost of a meal is currently $7.00.
________$10,000 funds an entire route for a year (1429 meals)
________$5,000 funds an entire route for 6 months (714 meals)
________$2,500 fund an entire route for 3 months (357 meals)
________$840 funds an entire route for one month (120 meals)
________$200 funds an entire route for one week (28 meals)
Helps to cover the costs of the actual food for a client in need. The food alone costs $4.50/meal
________$1750 – one year for one client (250 meals)
________$875 – six months for one client (125 meals)
________$280 – two months for one client (40 meals)
________$140 – one month for one client (20 meals)
________$35 – one week for one client (5 meals)
________$ – Other amount
Support Lawrence Meals on Wheels by participating in the Douglas County Community Foundation’s (DCCF) Giving for Good Campaign. Our volunteers brave the cold weather to deliver hot nutritious meals to their homebound Lawrence neighbors in need. Some days, the roads can be too treacherous for volunteers to drive, so we turn to our blizzard bags program. Your donations will help fund our blizzard bags, which contain 3-4 shelf-stable meals, snacks, and winter accessories. DCCF donors will match all contributions, so double the impact of your gift with this donation. The campaign ends Dec. 31, 2021. Visit DCCF to donate.
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