Meals On Wheels
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PO Box 1371 Norman OK 73070 USA
Meals on Wheels of Norman will provide a nutritious meal to Norman''s senior, disabled, and ill residents who are in need.
Meals on Wheels of Norman delivers approximately 80,000 meals per year to the elderly, ill, and disabled of our community.
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My mother taught me the importance of giving whatever you can, and now I give in her spirit and memory.
My earliest memory is of my mother reading. She read voraciously; she wanted to understand everything. It was a window on worlds she would never experience. My father was a mailman, and I was the youngest of four kids, so there wasn't money for anything as luxurious as travel.
Which is why it was then confusing, but later profound, that I would see my mother writing several checks every year to a handful of carefully chosen charities or organizations whose work she supported: Greenpeace, Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society. The checks were sometimes only $10.
Later, when she couldn't see or hold a pen, she would ask me to write checks for her, including one that had come to matter deeply to her: Meals on Wheels. We were both grateful for how much easier those always-there, always-cheerful volunteers made our lives, bringing hot meals to her door, chatting companionably, giving her a window on the world.
Now that my mom is gone, I still give to Meals on Wheels. I want it to be possible for those volunteers to help someone else's mom.
My non-religious mother didn't have many traditions, but she did tithe. Even when she had little to give, she believed in giving.