National Philanthropy day fell on Thursday, October 30th this year and Meals on Wheels chose to celebrate the occasion by honoring Donna Harrington at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. The recognized Philanthropy day is set on the calendar each year to honor great acts of charity within communities.
This year’s honoree, Harrington was the focal point of the event in which 500 people attended. She has given much to the community through her efforts in the Meals on Wheels organization. Donna has spent countless hours, twice a week, delivering meals in her car. Not only does he deliver for MOW’s she consistently makes donations in honor of clients and other volunteers, to the organization.
What sets Harrington apart is the genuine pleasure she gets out of giving back to the community and seeing her donations be put to good use.
Meals on wheels is a national web of over 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs, operating out of all 50 states. Supported by 2 million volunteers, the organization provides hot meals, caring sentiment and wellness checks to 2.5 million seniors who are living on their own. Recently, Meals on Wheels received a $5 million donation from the Walmart Foundation for their “We are Meals on Wheels Project”. That program was focused on grant building, public awareness, senior nutrition education, and Training Wheels Association.
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