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Kiwanis Club grant supports youth volunteer program

Kiwanis Club grant supports youth volunteer program

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is grateful to the Community Services Committee of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor for its funding of our youth volunteer program. This $2,000 grant from Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor will allow Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels to expand volunteer opportunities for young people in our community. Those opportunities include meal ...
Volunteer team up for good at National Day of Action

Volunteer team up for good at National Day of Action

Volunteers from NSF International and Retirement Income Solutions were among those who gave their time Friday, June 21, to participate in United Way’s National Day of Action. Volunteers made Fourth of July cards for Meals on Wheels clients, delivered meals and helped three local seniors with weeding and yardwork. ...
YMOW makes life easier for this dad and his kids

YMOW makes life easier for this dad and his kids

Edgar is a Meals on Wheels recipient. He’s also an author, a musician and a dad. Thanks to Meals on Wheels, one thing he isn’t is a burden to his busy children. At 51, he’s among the youngest of YMOW’s 200-plus clients. And as the father of a 27-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old son, Edgar ...
One cheesy reason to be excited about Saturday meals!

One cheesy reason to be excited about Saturday meals!

When YMOW announced the return of weekend meal delivery starting June 1, Sharon was among the first to sign up. Until now, her Saturday dinner usually consisted of a reheated piece of chicken. Sunday dinner was more of the same. But not for long! On June 1, she can look forward to a hot helping ...
YMOW was always part of volunteer’s retirement plan

YMOW was always part of volunteer’s retirement plan

Gary Gross has big plans for his recent retirement. Along with remodeling his house, traveling to Europe and spending time with his wife and two teen-aged children, the 62-year-old is enjoying his time spent delivering meals for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. “I always planned this as part of my retirement,” said Gary, who joins client ...
Volunteer Month Spotlight

Volunteer Month Spotlight

Meet Rolanda Logan, YMOW volunteer coordinator Rolanda Logan stepped into the role of YMOW Volunteer Coordinator in January 2019. Since then, she’s seen the number of people willing to offer their time to YMOW grow. And she has big plans to involve even more people in the YMOW mission to provide food, friendly visits and other ...
Couple Honored as YMOW Volunteers of the Quarter

Couple Honored as YMOW Volunteers of the Quarter

As part of our celebration of National Volunteer Month, YMOW is excited to announce the launch of a new volunteer recognition program. Each quarter, YMOW staff will choose a valuable volunteer to honor as our Volunteer of the Quarter. Our first honorees are Mike and Gerri Quashnie of Ypsilanti Township. Although they began delivering meals ...
Meals on Heels to feature live floral demonstration

Meals on Heels to feature live floral demonstration

Watch as YMOW intern Hyojin Bae turns a handful of twigs and flowers into a beautiful, artistic arrangement. Learn the basics of ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of floral arranging, at Meals on Heels May 16! Get your tickets at www.ymow.org. ...
10 Ways to Battle the Winter Blues

10 Ways to Battle the Winter Blues

For many Michiganders, Seasonal Affective Disorder is Nothing to Laugh About Aptly nicknamed SAD, seasonal affective disorder is more than a case of the winter blues. It is an actual form of depression caused by a lack of sunlight. That lack of sunlight affects the body’s ability to produce the brain chemicals needed to feel ...
 

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