It’s Amazing How Much $5.00 Can Do.
Meals on Wheels enhances the quality of life of homebound individuals and seniors in Greenville County by providing nutritious meals, personal interaction and independence.
Provides One Meal For A Hungry Neighbor.
Provide Hope To Those In Need.
How far do you want your charity dollars to go? When you donate to Meals on Wheels, every $5.00 you give covers all of the food and operational costs to provide one meal for a homebound neighbor. With your help, we can provide hot, delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals to homebound people who are unable to prepare food for themselves.
What type of gift would you like to give?
General Donation Memorial Donation Honorary Donation Monthly Donation Giving Society
The Rebecca B. Hartness Giving Society was established to recognize and honor annual gifts to Meals on Wheels of $5,000 or more.
Giving Society Donors Will:
- Be recognized in the annual honor roll of donors as a member of the Rebecca B. Hartness Giving Society.
- Be recognized as a Giving Society member and honored guest at the annual donor appreciation reception.
- Be kept informed through an exclusive, annual communication to Giving Society members from the board of directors.
- Receive a personal invitation to tour the Meals on Wheels facility and have lunch with the board chairman and executive director.
- Receive two (2) tickets to the annual Sweetheart Charity Ball with seats at the Meals on Wheels honored guests’ table.
As a volunteer, donor and former board member, I would recommend Meals on Wheels to anyone who is looking to invest in an organization dedicated to serving the elderly and homebound people of our community.
Download Our Giving Society Brochure
As a Giving Society member, you can choose to support Meals on Wheels by designating your gift to the following areas:
Hot Meal Delivery Program
A gift of $5,000 provides 1,000 hot meals and daily visits to our elderly and homebound clients, or covers the raw food costs that will feed three clients for more than a year.
Project Care: Frozen Evening and Weekend Meal Program
Nearly 80% of our homebound clients live at or below the federal guideline for poverty. Many of these clients are food insecure and look to Meals on Wheels to provide frozen meals for evenings and weekends to support proper nutrition and prevent chronic hunger. A gift of $5,000 would provide the raw food costs to cover 3,750 meals.
Specialty Meal Program
Many of our clients suffer health issues due to chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, or are physically disabled due to accidents, complications from surgery or side effects caused by a stroke. Our specialty meal program provides renal meals for our diabetic clients, chopped and pureed meals for clients who have trouble cutting or swallowing their food, and more. A $5,000 gift to this program would provide the raw food costs to cover 3,750 meals.
Designations to Program
Gifts of $5,000 but less than $10,000 will be automatically designated to general program funding unless otherwise designated by the donor to the Hot Meal Delivery Program, Project Care or the Specialty Meal Program. Gifts to the program can be made by check, cash, credit card, stock or proceeds from the sale of personal property, life insurance or real estate.
Designations to the Endowment
Gifts of $10,000 or more can be designated to the Meals on Wheels Endowment Fund at the time of the donation. Gifts to the Endowment can be made by check, cash, credit card, stock or proceeds from the sale of personal property, life insurance or real estate.
Gifts through an estate or planned giving program can be made through bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable gift trusts or gifts of life insurance. Gifts in-kind of personal property or real estate must be reviewed by the gift acceptance committee before being donated.
For questions regarding donations and gift acknowledgments, please contact Rhonda Hovious at 864.233.6565 or [email protected].