Wise County Committee on Aging

A nonprofit organization

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$5,000 Goal


Wise County Committee on Aging, Inc., (Meals on Wheels Wise County TX) is a non-profit 501-(C)(3) group which provides hot, nourishing meals to 125+ senior citizens who are unable to prepare meals for themselves or who do not have others to do so for them. More Seniors are being added to the program every month as the number of Seniors with needs grows daily. The daily contact with our VOLUNTEERS, as well as the nutritious meals, allow frail, homebound seniors to remain in their own homes where they can maintain their independence. For some of the clients, the daily well-check and the love and concern shared by our VOLUNTEERS are the only contacts they have with the rest of the world.

We provide health and nutritional information through our monthly newsletter, and we assist them with referrals for any other services they may need. By providing them a copy of the local newspaper, our group helps keep them connected to the rest of the community in which they live.

We also provide transportation for clients to the doctor's office, pharmacy, grocery store, beauty shop, etc. to meet their individual needs.


Our Needs:


A Building for the Organization Plus Ongoing Funding & Volunteers!


Our greatest need right now is truly a new facility where we can cook our meals, serve congregate meals on a daily basis and have both our administrative staff and our kitchen staff in one location, along with all of our vehicles.  Currently we have our kitchen in an old elementary school building in Chico and our Main office and food distribution center is in Decatur.  We do not have our own site to serve congregate meals on a daily basis and have to rely on others to open up their facilities for that.


During the fall and winter, our expenses are higher and donations are lower. This is when our new contract for federal grants starts and over the last 3 years, the funding for the new contracts is very slow to start.


We rely heavily on volunteers to deliver food to all of our client's in the county, and without them we would not be able to feed as many seniors as we do.

Mission

To provide visionary leadership and to develop partnerships to promote the dignity and independence of our elderly seniors by providing nutritious meals and quality services.

Needs

We are in desperate need of a building for the organization, ongoing funding and volunteers!

Our greatest need right now is truly a new consolidated facility where we can cook our meals, serve congregate meals on a daily basis and have both our administrative staff and our kitchen staff in one location, along with all of our vehicles. Currently we have our kitchen in an old elementary school building in Chico and our Main office and food distribution center is in Decatur. We do not have our own site to serve congregate meals on a daily basis and have to rely on others to open up their facilities for that.

During the fall and winter, our expenses are higher and donations are lower. This is when our new contract for federal grants starts and over the last 3 years, the funding for the new contracts is very slow to start.

We rely heavily on volunteers to deliver food to all of our client's in the county, and without them we would not be able to feed as many seniors as we do.

Equity Statement

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Wise County Committee on Aging (WCCA) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Wise County Committee on Aging (WCCA) is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Wise County Committee on Aging

Tax id (EIN)

75-1651529

Guidestar

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Wise

BIPOC Serving

Hispanic or Latinx

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

P O Box 903 300 N Trinity Suite A
Decatur, TX 76234

Phone

940-627-5329

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