December 23, 2009
I have volunteered with Citymeals-on-Wheels since 2001. I started originally delivering meals in the West Village area every Saturday. The deliveries contained meals for both Saturday and Sunday. I realized how vital CityMeals-on-Wheels deliveries are when I would reached the top of a 4 floor walk-up rather winded to find a elderly gentleman or lady very excited and so appreciative for the food and my efforts. They were like little birds perched too high in the trees unable to fly on their own. This was what home-bound means. I also felt that the volunteers were often times the only human interaction they would have that day. I also wondered, without this warm food, what would they eat?
Later in 2001, I became a Citymeals-on-Wheels Senior Script volunteer. I read and responded to thank you notes and letters written by our food recipients. I heard in their written words just how valuable the food and fellowship that City Meals-on-Wheels delivers really is.
I have worked with Vivenne and Shelia, Citymeals-on-Wheels volunteer coorindators, since 2001 and they are truly wonderful to work with.
Volunteering with Citymeals-on-Wheels has been rewarding, fulfilling and always a pleasure. It sounds like a cliche, but it is true, I have received so much more than I have given. I feel this would be the same for anyone who has the opportunity to volunteer with Citymeals-on-Wheels
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
reading the words and seeing the smiles of the elderly New Yorkers who Citymeals-on-Wheels has touched.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help erradicate hungry and loneliness for the bulk of home-bound New Yorkers. Many more New Yorkers would know more the services offered by Citymeals-on-Wheels and take advantage of this wonderful organization's generosity.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & Senior Script program - respond to letters written by the elderly food recipents.