Thank You For Helping Us Celebrate 50 Years
of Meals on Wheels!
Congratulations to all the winners of our 50th Anniversary Challenge!
Our 4th quarter winner was Jerry Srock, the month of December winner was Rick Huey, and the Grand Prize winner was Paula Conrad! Please reach out to the volunteer team at email@example.com or give us a call at 214-689-3222 to claim your prizes.
Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in our 50th Anniversary Challenge! VNA held a total of 17 drawings for monthly, quarterly, and the final prizes! In total, 1,821 volunteers were entered into the various drawings and combined, these volunteers delivered 619,725 meals! VNA is grateful to ALL of our wonderful volunteers for helping us celebrate our 50th year of delivering and we look forward to many, many more!
Due to inclement weather, our 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event was canceled, but this did not stop our volunteers from springing into action to provide wellness calls to the more than 4,800 Dallas County seniors we serve.
A call for action for wellness calls, known as virtual delivery calls, went out Friday, January 12th. More than 250 volunteers including the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorors, the Northeast Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill, St. John’s Episcopal School, United Women in Faith St. Paul Unit, the VNA Meals on Wheels Teen Board teens and parents, the Zeta Phi Beta-Upsilon Nu Zeta Chapter Sorors, and many more responded ready to assist.
Clients were very grateful to receive these calls and expressed joy and appreciation at knowing someone was thinking of them during those cold winter weather days.
From our clients to you, THANK YOU for always delivering so much more than a meal!
VNA Meals on Wheels had a tremendous outpouring of support from our many corporate partners and groups in December. As featured in our video above, Toyota Motor North America donated 1,000 completed Adopt-A-Senior holiday gift bags! We also had 100 moms and their daughters with NCL Heart of Dallas assemble Adopt-A-Senior gift bags.
We also had many partners come out and deliver meals: British Telecom, Episcopal School of Dallas, Hockaday, Santander, and Smith-Clinesmith had a total of 92 volunteers collectively deliver 34 routes! Some of these groups also made cards and assembled and delivered healthy snacks for our clients. We also had 20 dedicated members of the YMSL Dal-Rich and Richardson chapters helped with the mighty task of packing out pet food for the hundreds of pets currently on service.
VNA is incredibly grateful for the support of all of our partners—and volunteers who delivered all 362 routes for Christmas Delivery!—who make our vital work possible. Thank you for all you do for VNA!
We are also excited to announce a NEW partnership with the City of Grand Prairie! The City will begin delivering meals regularly—four routes on the fourth Friday of every month! Welcome, City of Grand Prairie, to the VNA Meals on Wheels family. We can’t wait to work with you!
Meet Our New VNA Meals on Wheels Team Member,
VNA is excited to introduce new Meals on Wheels Community Engagement Coordinator, Yakia McKinnie! Yakia works with corporate partners and groups for volunteer event, Days of Caring, and special volunteer events. If you and your group are interested in partnering with VNA Meals on Wheels, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Yakia McKinnie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-689-2464.
Meet the VNA Meals on Wheels Volunteer Team
We are always happy to hear from you and are here to help make your volunteer experience better! Thank you so much for choosing VNA Meals on Wheels!
Tracie Demery, Volunteer Engagement Supervisor
email@example.com, (214) 689-2653
Karri Hopper, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, (214) 689-2209
Yakia McKinnie, Community Engagement Coordinator
email@example.com, (214) 689-2464
April Burns, System Support Analyst
firstname.lastname@example.org, (214) 689-3220
1420 W. Mockingbird Ln., Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75247
Established in 1934, the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps people age with dignity and independence at home. VNA offers Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA adult and pediatric Hospice Care, and Supportive Palliative Care in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise Counties.
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