November 2020 SMMOW Newsletter

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SMMOW Annual Meeting

SMMOW's Annual Meeting will take place via Zoom on November 19.  

Board Committee Chairs will present their reports for 2020 and share their goals for 2021.

The Board of Directors will vote on the Budget for 2021 and elect new Board members.

Fall Fundraisers

SMMOW is promoting two fundraisers this Fall.

 

During the time of COVID and social distancing, SMMOW has seen an increase in clients and other changes with our organization and our world that make this year's fundraisers even more critical.

We're primarily promoting our Virtual Walk to End Hunger Team's fundraiser because there's a possibility for a $5000 matching grant. There are also fun events on Thanksgiving morning that you can join on line, including something for kids!

Give to the Max is also a Fall fundraiser for SMMOW. You can find both of these fundraisers by clicking here for our DONATE page on this website. You will find links for donating online.

Both fundraisers have already started so you can donate now. We appreciate both large and mall donations equally.

November Delivery Schedule

  • Nov. 2: Lebanon Lutheran and Hope Lutheran

  • Nov. 9: St. Peder’s Lutheran and Our Lady of Peace Catholic

  • Nov. 16: Christ Church Lutheran and Diamond Lake Lutheran

  • Nov. 23: Epworth United Methodist, Holy Name Catholic, and Diamond Lake Lutheran

(Meals will not be delivered on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26.)

  • Nov. 30: Minnehaha United Methodist and Mayflower United Church of Christ

Volunteers Needed

We always need more drivers. Even pre-COVID, our cadre of church drivers was aging and we were increasingly relying on community volunteers.

 

Post-COVID, we've seen an increase of clients while some of our veteran drivers are at high risk and no longer deliver.

 

If you are already connected to an organization that is a member of  SMMOW, contact your Meals on Wheels Coordinator about volunteering or email us.

If you belong to a church that is not currently a member of SMMOW, email us about becoming a member.

If you belong to a community organization that would like to become a member of SMMOW, email us about becoming a member and adding your organization to our driving rotation.

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