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Deliver for Cabarrus Meals on Wheels This Summer!

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CMOW welcomes summer volunteers

CMOW is celebrating 50 years of fueling lives in 2024.

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels (CMOW) is a non-profit organization that provides eligible homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities within Cabarrus County a well-balanced, nutritious meal 5 days a week. Volunteering for Meals on Wheels can be a deeply rewarding experience, offering numerous benefits to both the volunteers and the recipients.

Have extra time this summer or even just a free lunch hour? Summer is a busy time at CMOW because many of their regular volunteers are on vacation. This is a great opportunity for you to step in and fill a need.

What Does Adopting a Route Mean?

Gather your friends and family, coworkers, church members, and commit to delivering regularly for CMOW. Getting to know the clients regularly is so rewarding and there is a great need for volunteers all year long. By adopting a meal delivery route, you’ll not only provide essential nourishment but also bring companionship and support to those who need it most. Your dedication, whether it’s a few hours each week or month, creates a profound impact, spreading kindness throughout our community.

This entails having an assigned day of the week, a recurring monthly date, or even an entire route that volunteers adopt as their own. Typically, one person from the group or organization is designated as the route’s chairperson, collaborating with their team to ensure all volunteer duties for their assigned date or route are fulfilled.

The Importance of Volunteering for Meals on Wheels

Here are several reasons why you should consider joining this impactful initiative:

  • Combatting Hunger and Isolation: Many seniors and disabled individuals live alone and struggle with both food insecurity and loneliness. By delivering meals, volunteers provide essential nutrition and a friendly visit, which can significantly improve the recipients’ physical and emotional well-being.
  • Building Community Connections: Volunteering allows you to engage directly with your community, fostering connections and friendships with those who might otherwise be isolated. This act of kindness can create a sense of belonging and community spirit for both the volunteer and the recipients.
  • Enhancing Personal Fulfillment: The sense of accomplishment and joy that comes from helping others can be incredibly fulfilling. Knowing that you are making a tangible difference in someone’s life, often the highlight of their day, is a powerful and gratifying experience.

Volunteering not only helps meet the immediate needs of the community but also strengthens the social fabric, creating a more caring and supportive environment for everyone. The efforts of volunteers are indispensable, making each meal delivery a vital link in maintaining the well-being and independence of many individuals.

For those interested in making a positive impact, Meals on Wheels offers a flexible and rewarding way to give back. Whether you can commit to regular deliveries or help out occasionally, every effort counts. By joining the team of volunteers, you can help continue the legacy of Meals on Wheels and make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Volunteering with Meals on Wheels is not just about delivering food; it’s about delivering compassion, community, and hope to those who need it most.

CMOW 50th Anniversary Celebration

CMOW is partying like its 1974 (the year they were founded) at their Groovy Gala Celebration on October 19th! Learn more or get your tickets online.

Step into a time machine and journey back to the 1970s as guests groove to the greatest hits of the ’70’s with the 70’s Kids “Solid Gold Tribute Band” from Charlotte, NC. This dynamic six-piece band brings the energy, excitement, and nostalgia of the disco era specializing in all genres from this iconic decade – disco, funk, rock, reggae, and yacht rock.

Get ticket and sponsorship info on their website.

 

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