Tampa, FL, 11/19/18 – This #GivingTuesday, Meals On Wheels of Tampa is asking the community to help raise funds for their Produce On Wheels (POW!) Program. Launched in the fall of 2015, POW! was developed to help provide healthy snacks, additional nourishment, and increased access to fresh produce for those that are homebound. The bags of produce are free of charge and are delivered to the recipient’s homes by volunteers on the third Saturday of most months.
Meals On Wheels of Tampa’s goal is simple. Continue to nourish and enrich the independent lives of Tampa’s homebound seniors and neighbors, while also strengthening the community.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
“Our goal of $10,000 is only possible with the community’s support. We are calling on you, on this national day of giving, to help bring fresh produce to our homebound neighbors by donating to Meals On Wheels of Tampa, “said Steve King, Executive Director.
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million has been raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations.
“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y.
Those who are interested in joining Meals On Wheels of Tampa’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.MOWTampa.org or https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/organization/Mealsonwheelsoftampa.