Thank you for Disconnecting on Saturday, March 30, 2019!
At Meals on Wheels, we provide so much more than daily nourishment to our homebound clients. We provide a visit and friendly interaction to individuals who may not otherwise have a chance to speak to anyone that day. Not only are we fighting hunger, we’re fighting loneliness.
Still, many of us don’t understand how disconnected our clients feel. So on Saturday, March 30, we asked you to take the pledge to disconnect from social media to experience just a fraction of the loneliness our homebound clients experience on a daily basis.
Take the pledge.
WE’RE GLAD YOU ASKED!
Loneliness has a profound effect on the homebound population. In fact, it can have devastating effects on long-term health. To help understand our mission, we wanted people to take a day to better connect with the feeling of loneliness our clients live with every day. But in order to do that, you’ll have to disconnect.
Watch the video below to learn more about the challenge.
Take the Pledge
One Day. 24 hours.
The task is simple: disconnect from your phone for only 24 hours to feel just a fraction of the loneliness our homebound clients feel every day.
On Saturday, March 30, pledge to go 24 hours without your phone or social media. If you can’t make it, we ask you to donate just $1 for every hour remaining.