Grab a pitchfork, light the torches and defeat the monster!

I don’t know who authored this quote,  but I can tell you it sure resonates with me.  This month I will celebrate my 26th year with St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.  I was a volunteer for the first 13 and then came on staff just to help out temporarily.  But one thing leads to another and pretty soon you see … Read More

Donors Make it Happen! #ImpactOFADonation

We all know that generous contributions from donors are the life blood of nonprofit organizations, but we don’t always get to see the impact of our monetary donations, especially smaller donation amounts like $5 or $10. Working to shine a light on this impact, and in honor of #GivingTuesday, Public Interest Registry launched its second annual #ImpactOfADonation contest last month, … Read More


The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness Each culture and each person expresses gratitude uniquely, from the exchange of greetings and gifts to the celebration of special ceremonies and holidays.  In our culture, we often express our gratitude by caring for those who cannot care for themselves; so as we begin 2017, all … Read More

The New Story

A New Story A world without sound… That is hard for me to imagine. I am guessing it is hard for you too. But add to that world of silence, the anxiety of being hungry. And being isolated. And being a senior behind a closed door.  What would that be like?  For so many of us, it would be devastating.  … Read More

Expectant and Hopeful

Yesterday was the beginning of Advent.  In the Christian tradition that signals a period of what might be called expectant and hopeful waiting.  But the word Advent might also be applied to the way the remarkable seniors we serve everyday @stvmow feel each morning as they wait for us to deliver love.           Expectant and hopeful. On a regular basis … Read More