Your Gift Matters

Your gift matters when you donate to Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization as defined by the IRS. Our tax exemption entity ID is 23-1861779.
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We rely on the financial support of individuals, businesses, foundations, community groups, and other entities to fulfill our mission.

Your donations ensure that we have the programs and resources available to serve homebound senior citizens and adults with disabilities in need.

There are many ways you can help us support people in need. You can attend or sponsor one of our exciting fundraising events, provide a legacy gift through Estate Planning or by adding us as a beneficiary of your life insurance, provide gifts for our clients or items for fundraisers, or make a monetary contribution.

We greatly appreciate your support and interest in helping to further our mission in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

The official registration and financial information of Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free in the state of PA 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Please consult your professional tax advisor about what deductions may be available to you.

We Rely on You

$83.20

PROVIDES A WEEK OF HOT AND COLD MEALS

$1,134,547

NEEDS TO BE RAISED FROM DONATIONS, FUND-RAISING EVENTS AND GRANTS

52%

OF CLIENTS FALL AT OR BELOW THE POVERTY LINE

Estate Planning

It takes a lifetime to build an estate.

You have the choice to determine how your assets will be used in the future. Help secure the future of those you love as well as the most vulnerable of our neighbors. You can name Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley as a beneficiary of your will, and bequests can be written a number of ways. The best way to determine the appropriate bequest for your estate is to work with your attorney, tax advisor, or accountant. We can work with you and your advisors to set up bequests that are in your best interest while also supporting our work.

Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley also can be named as a beneficiary of your life insurance or pension plan. There may be significant tax benefits related to these gifts. Once again, it is important for you to work with your financial and legal advisors to determine the most beneficial way to do this.

We hope that you will let us know that you have included us in your will or as a beneficiary of your insurance or pension plan. We would like to acknowledge your kind gesture publicly. However, if you would prefer to remain anonymous, we will respect those wishes.

Bequests

You can arrange to support the Meals on Wheels Endowment Fund with a will provision of $5,000 or more.

Gifts of Life Insurance

These gifts offer you the opportunity to designate Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley as beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy or as owner of a new or existing policy for which premium payments paid to Meals on Wheels are regarded as charitable gifts.

Beneficiary Designations

These designations are arranged through retirement or investment plans designating us as beneficiary in the amount of $5,000 or more.

Charitable Trusts

Such donations require a minimum investment of $100,000 and provide personal annual income during one’s lifetime, with the principal and accrued interest ultimately realized by Meals on Wheels.

Charitable Lead Trusts

You can donate to Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley with annual gifts for a specified number of years, at which time the trust assets return to the donor or the donor designee(s).

 

Copies of both the Investment Policy and Spending Policy for The Endowment Fund, as approved by the Board of Directors, are available. For more information about donating to Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley through your estate planning, please contact us, at 610-691-1030 or vickic@mowglv.org.

Other Ways to Give

United Way Contributions

We are proud to be a United Way-supported agency. If your company gives to the United Way and its partner agencies, you can designate Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley as your charity of choice when electing to make contributions.

 

Amazon Smile

This is a simple and automatic way for you to support Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1861779, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us.

Corporate Matching Gift Program

Matching gifts can help double your donation to Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Please check with your employer to see if it participates in a Matching Gift Program.

Tributes

You are welcome to designate a gift in memory/honor of a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker, or even a pet (for our Ani-Meals program).

Gift Designations

You can designate your gift to support any of the following:

Meal Subsidy Program. To help offset the costs of providing 462,000 meals each year for homebound senior citizens and adults with disabilities, many of whom are low income.

Compassionate Care Fund. To help senior citizens who are unable to afford the cost of fans during the summer or experience loss of hot water, heat, or another emergency.

Meals on Wheels Endowment Fund. To help build the endowment fund to ensure the availability of financial resources we need to meet challenges in the years ahead. We welcome future gifts as will provisions, beneficiary designations, and outright gifts.

For more information about any of these ways to give, please contact us at 610-691-1030  or vickic@mowglv.org.

Wish List

Helping our homebound seniors and adults with disabilities requires more than just money.

We greatly appreciate donations of (new) office and kitchen supplies. Our current wish list is below, for your reference. Thank you for your interest in donating to Meals on Wheels! If you have any questions, please contact us at 610-691-1030.

SMALL ITEMS

Copy paper
Disher brand ice cream scoops
Donations for car magnets
Donations for Christmas program (toiletries, socks, blankets, etc.)
Gift cards (Giant, Shammy Shine, Staples, Walmart, Wawa)
Large digital kitchen scale
Measuring cups (up to gallon)
Mixing bowls and stand
Pans:
– 4-inch perforated full pans
– 4-inch full-line pans
– 4-inch half-line pans
– 6-inch full-line pans
– Roasting pan
Pet food and supplies (new items only – no large food bags)
Push brooms
Spoodles
Sprayer hose for prep sinks
Storage clipboards with clip inserts

LARGE ITEMS

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC subscription
Blue thermal bags for cold food transport
Hasbro Joy for All Companion Pup
Kettle whisk
Laminating machine
Mixing bowls
Push carts
Red thermal bags for hot food transport
Robot coupe
Roll-in combination oven
Rondeau pans
Sheet pan cart
Shelving unit for volunteer route binders and materials
Steam table
Trash cans (32 gallon)
U-Boat stocking truck
Video camera
Vitamix blender
Volunteers to deliver meals and shop for clients’ groceries
Wide speed rack
Wireless color printer
Wireless mobile printers (2)

Let Us Help You Give

Thanks for your interest in donating to Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. We look forward to talking with you about your plans to give.