Welcome to Simple Compassion. Every Tuesday Loving Simple Living features a different charity that is making a difference. Part of a minimalist lifestyle and simple living depends on looking beyond ourselves and helping others. Often times it is so simple to make a big difference.(photo credit)
This week we are on this side of the globe looking at Meals on Wheels. Reader and friend Amy has done it and wanted to share.
First, check out this video about the need:
(link if you are reading on your e-mail)
Did you know there was that much need? I didn’t.
Here is what Amy sent me:
I just wanted to respond to you blog posts about different charities/volunteer organizations. I don’t really feel like I can write a post for you, but I’d love to highlight Meals-on-Wheels. I volunteered for them earlier this year (before we moved to Texas) up until I was about 7 months pregnant with my third child. It was really flexible. I could volunteer for just one day a week if I wanted or more or be a substitute. I was able to take my kids along with me which was the main reason I wanted to do it. I wanted them to get in the habit of volunteering. And of course, the elderly people we delivered meals to just lit up at the sight of little ones (3.5 and 1.5 years old). So anyway, I just wanted to highlight that it’s an easy-to-volunteer-for organization that always needs extra help delivering meals. I know in our area they especially needed help in the winter because some of their regular drivers would head South during the winter months.
This is such a great opportunity or families! Find a local program to help. They need help delivering meals, but also need help with lots of other things as well. It is so awesome to realize that something so easy can make such a difference!
Thanks Amy for volunteering and sharing!