Help us change the world for someone who is homebound - one meal at a time
Join us today and begin by bringing a meal to someone like Dolores. We began serving Miss Dolores about a year ago when a neighbor called about her - concerned that she wasn’t eating properly. With no family in the area, widowed and in her 80's, Dolores found it difficult to get enough nourishment each day and her health was failing. Upon enrollment she shared how she stretched a can of soup for lunch and dinner sometimes if she wasn't able to prepare something. Now she eagerly looks forward to the knock on the door by the Volunteer with her meal - "Oh my - chicken, vegetables, a banana and cookies? My favorites!” We have many more stories just like that of Dolores. And many more people in our local community who need what a good meal delivered by a friendly face can bring them. That's the story behind our saying "A meal and so much more..." So come join us and see how 2 hours a week can make a world of difference in someone's life.
To Volunteer Please Call 561-231-4838
The Benefits of Volunteering
Think about the last time you volunteered your time and talents to an important effort or cause. How did it make you feel? With the busy lives we lead, just the thought of volunteering might seem overwhelming, but in reality it could be very beneficial. It's easy to think about the positive impact that volunteers have on others, but we don't often consider how rewarding it can be for a volunteer to reach out and make a difference in someone's life.
Here are five good reasons to volunteer:
- Find Meaning and Purpose at Any Age
- Experience Improved Health and Well-being
- Make New Friends and Improve Your Mind
- Learn New Skills
- Know That You Can Make a Powerful Difference
Volunteering May Be Good for Body and Mind
Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch
There’s something gratifying about volunteering. Whenever I work a charity event-which I try to do with some regularity-I often get more out of it than I give. I already knew about the mental health benefits of volunteering. Studies have shown that volunteering helps people who donate their time feel more socially connected, thus warding off loneliness and depression. But I was surprised to learn that volunteering has positive implications that go beyond mental health. A growing body of evidence suggests that people who give their time to others might also be rewarded with better physical health-including lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan. Evidence of volunteerism’s physical effects can be found in a recent study from Carnegie Mellon University, published this month in Psychology and Aging.