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Help ensure no senior is left behind. With the number of seniors projected to double between 2010 and 2030, Meals on Wheels is committed to keeping up with the expanding need for services.

Donating to Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County is one way you can help ensure seniors in our community are cared for. Every dollar received by Meals on Wheels strengthens our ability to provide meals and other crucial services to improve health, connection, and independence for our senior neighbors. We accept PayPal, Major credit/debit cards, and Apple Pay through our on-line portal.  You can also, mail a check directly to the agency or drop off cash donations at our reception desk.

We appreciate one-time gifts or recurring donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Click on the donate button to make a secure, on-line donation. If you are an individual donor, you can increase the power of your donation. Ask your employer if they have a workplace campaign that matches employee donations to non-profits. Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit. EIN #23-7331496       

MORE WAYS TO GIVE

BUILDING FUND

Step Up to the Plate and donate to our building fund.  Because the agency was literally out of space for meeting the demand for services, we purchased a retired school building in February 2017 and renovated the space to become our new home.  The project consisted of a large commercial kitchen, food storage warehouse for perishables/non-perishables, a dining room, activity rooms, office space, ADA accessible restrooms, handicap accessible entry, senior classrooms, a computer lab and a reception area.  We are excited to have more space so that we can providing the growing senior populaiton with the services they need to enable independent living and improved quality of life.  

We moved into the new facility March 2019, but still have work to do to complete the project, such as roof replacement and the entire top floor. Donate on-line or send your tax-deductible donation to Meals on Wheels Building Fund, 1515 Cedar Hill Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Click here for a mailable donation form

PLANNED GIVING

Every act of giving is personal and unique. Being a part of our Legacy Society, by remembering our Fairfield County seniors through a will, trust, designation, or other planned gift, will have substantial meaning and impact. Legacy Society members share a dedicaiton to helping our senior friends, family, and neighbors. They often have a soft spot in their hearts, remembering when they delivered meals or how a family member was helped by our services. Legacy Society members wish to see this wonderful work continue within our community for decades to come.

All too often, meaningful planned giving gifts go unrecongized because they come at the end of the donors' lives. Forward-thinking donors have the ability to plan a legacy gift, regardless of current assets or income.

Your legacy gift will be recongized through our Legacy Society membership list. If you have already included, or intend to include Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County in your will, trust or other planned gift, we encourage you to notify us so we may honor you as a member. It is our greatest pleasure to recognize and thank all donors during their lifetimes.

Please contact Executive Director, Anna Tobin at 740-681-5050 or mail your planned giving designations to:

Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County
Attention: Anna Tobin
1515 Cedar Hill Road
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

WORKPLACE GIVING

You can designate Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County to receive your donations thorugh campaigns conducted in your workplace. You can designate through any of these campaigns:

  • United Way
  • Combined Federal Campaign
  • PrivateWorkplace Giving Campaign

BEQUESTS

Specific Bequest: You may name Meals on Wheels Older Adult Alternatives of Fairfield County, Inc. (dba Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County, Inc.) as beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate.

Contingent Bequest: You may also consider naming Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County as an alternate beneficiary of all or part of your estate should your primary beneficiary or beneficiaries not survive you.

Residuary Bequest: A residuary bequest comes to Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid. It allows you to designate Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County as the recipient of all or a portion of the residue of your estate.

IN-KIND AND/OR AUCTION ITEMS

Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County is happy to accept items that can be auctioned or raffled off at our events or fundraising purposes. If you have new goods or services that you can donate for this purpose, please contact mowfc@mowfc.org.

STOCK TRANSFERS

It is very easy to transfer stock as a gift to Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County. The agency maintains a fund through the Fairfield County Foundation to receive gifts of this type.
The IRS allows you to make a transfer of appreciated stock to a non-profit organization without recognizing capital gains on the appreciation.
You must use publicly-traded stocks, bonds or mutual shares and you must have held these for more than one year. This allows you to not only make a gift to Meals on Wheels, but receive an additional tax benefit.
Consult your investment representative or accountant for guidance.