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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
We wish to express our sincere gratitude for your support during the Kitsap Great Give on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. With your help, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal and the number of individual donors far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely post actual totals once they become available to us! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
What is Kitsap Great Give?
We are extremely grateful to our past contributors and proud to be participating in Kitsap Great Give once again. The Kitsap Great Give is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation and our Presenting Partner, the United Way of Kitsap County, for the benefit of the greater Kitsap area.
Donations we receive during the Kitsap Great Give campaign will be used to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals, a friendly smile, a safety check and more to Kitsap County seniors, so they can continue to live independently with dignity in their own homes.
For 24 hours on May 2, you may visit the Kitsap Great Give site and make a donation to Meals on Wheels Kitsap and any other organization of your choosing.
The best part is that every dollar you donate will be proportionally matched by the event sponsors. Your donation can also help us to win extra donation prizes throughout the day.
We hope you'll consider being a part of the biggest day of charity ever in Kitsap County.
We are now accepting donations on our donor page via the Kitsap Great Give site. If you wish to make a donation, please click the blue button above or enter this URL https://kitsapgreatgive.org/npo/meals-on-wheels-kitsap into your browser.
Where Does Your Support Go?
Last year we provided over 58,456 meals to 864 unduplicated senior clients. An additional 3,604 clients received nutrition education and dietary counseling services, emergency meal bags and senior farmers market nutrition program checks and fresh produce bags.
Del, a 75-year-old Bremerton man, is a Meals on Wheels Kitsap client who lives alone, has diabetes and severe arthritis in his knees, and poor mobility. He eats simple to prepare foods like cereal with milk and sandwiches, but looks forward to the hot and healthy lunches delivered weekdays by caring volunteers he now considers his friends.
Another client, Kathy, is a 63-year-old Port Orchard woman who had back surgery. Upon returning home to recuperate, she requested home delivered meals for a few weeks. As she felt better and was able to cook for herself again, she cancelled her delivered meals and began having lunch at one of our community dining meal sites.
Seniors like Del and Kathy are able to live independently with dignity in their own homes due to services received from Meals on Wheels Kitsap.