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Review for Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My mother in law's use of Meals on Wheels introduced me to their fine work. Later I began to volunteer to assist in fundraising. From there, I was so impressed with the impact that Alameda County Meals on Wheels had on our community and how much they were able to accomplish on such a shoe string budget that I gave more time and money. Eventually I was invited to join the board of directors which I accepted.

I find that there is always more to do and more ways to accomplish our goals of feeding as many seniors a nutritious meal as we can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Before she had to move to an assisted living facility, my mother in law relied on Meals On Wheels to allow her to maintain her independence much longer than she would have with out this great organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit a board member with great media influence to help raise our community awareness profile.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Friend

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Finding a larger venue for our Gala Dinner event. Our current venue is bursting at the seams as we continue to grow the attendance. We need something with a kitchen and ability to host 400+ attendees.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Continue to increase public awareness of the need and through that to attract more donors and sponsors.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & Raised money, recruited sponsors, solicited auction items, joined the Dinner Committe (our biggest fundraiser), and joined the Wheels for Meals Ride committee.