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Mission and History

500 MOWPortraits ColorPortraits 2 300x300For nearly 50 years, Meals on Wheels of Boulder has provided nutritious meals to residents of our community who need and want our services, regardless of age or income. From our first delivery of 15 meals in 1969, we have grown to become a vital contributor to our community’s health and well-being. We served nearly 80,000 meals last year and we look forward to bringing Health & Humanity to the table well into the future. In fact, we have delivered over 2.2 million meals and we have no plans to slow down.

With a limited budget, a small staff and an army of 375 volunteers, we confront the nutrition and well-being crisis faced by older adults and those with chronic illnesses, severe disabilities and injuries in ways no other private, non-profit or government agency does. Our home-delivered meal program is a time-tested and affordable way to deliver quality nutrition and a healthy serving of human interaction every day to people who need it.

Looking to the Future – Why Move?

The City of Boulder and Meals on Wheels of Boulder have had a 25 year mutually-beneficial and supportive partnership at the West Senior Center. Since 2014, both parties have been planning for community changes that will impact the West Senior Center.

For the City, these changes include a new Civic Area and an update to Boulder’s Human Services Strategy, including co-location of senior services and family services in the West Boulder Senior Center. Concurrently, Meals on Wheels of Boulder has been working to identify new options and innovative opportunities for service growth. The visions of both entities going forward cannot be accommodated at the West Senior Center.

We are at capacity in our current facility. Boulder’s aging adult population is growing and the demand for our services will continue to grow. A new kitchen will help us efficiently meet growing demands for our services. At our new Meals on Wheels Market Place, we’ll have a state-of-the-art kitchen with plenty of workspace and storage, office areas and parking for our clients, volunteers and supporters. Our new home will serve the nutrition and well-being needs of a growing number of aging adults and those with chronic illnesses, severe disabilities and injuries well into the future.

 

 

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Invest In Your Community

We hope to move to break ground on our new facility in summer 2018 and plan to move in mid-2019. Our building will be part of the new McKenzie Junction development in northeast Boulder. The total cost for the project is estimated to be $5.8 million. With land valued at $1.8 million generously donated by the project developer, our estimated construction costs are $4 million.

This new facility will be an investment in Boulder’s future. By 2030, 25% of Boulder’s population will be older than 60. We have the perfect opportunity to position ourselves to continue meeting the growing needs of the “invisible populations” we serve. We will be able to provide more services, more efficiently and with greater excellence and creativity than ever before.

Gift Recognition Levels

There are many meaningful giving levels for this project. Recognition starts at $1,000 and major naming opportunities begin at $100,000. Won’t you consider creating a lasting legacy for your organization, family, or a loved one with a significant gift? You will make a priceless impact in our community, too.

Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teamsRecognition Level
These include Name or Company

$1,000 – $5000 art piece
$10,000+ art piece and paver
$25,000+ art piece and large outdoor stone
$50,000+ art piece, large outdoor stone, indoor room
$100,000+ art piece, large outdoor stone, garden
$250,000+ art piece, large outdoor stone, kitchen
$1,000,000+ art piece, large outdoor stone, building

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal.
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