"Martinez 5thgraders raise money for MOW"
Spring Tidbits 2004 Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa Celebrating our Centenarians! Martinez 5th graders George Johnson is soon to be a Supercentenarian! raise money for MOW Centenarians serve five incredible centenarians in Meals on Wheels’ programs a r e a n our community. One of them, throughout California have incredible George Johnson, born in 1894, is received substantial government group of turning 110 on May 1 of 2004! This funding reductions. In Contra individuals. will make George a Super- Costa County this could have M a n y centenarian. Only one among become a very difficult year for studies have hundreds of centenarians achieves seniors who need home-delivered been done this incredible status. Most amaz- meals. But a generous public George Johnso n trying to ing is that George still lives inde- made it possible for MOWCC to figure out pendently with Meals on Wheels purchase 110,000 additional the secrets of and housekeeping help 3 days a meals and maintain meal a long life. Though there are diverse week! We suspect he may be the deliveries to all seniors already conclusions, some common denom- oldest living Super-centenarian receiving meals and also to inators that resonate with our living independently in the United respond to new clients when they centenarians are a positive attitude, States. called for help. staying socially connected, main- George is a WWI veteran and is We give special thanks to the taining control over one's life, fast on his way to becoming the students in 5th grade at Morello healthy diet and exercise, and oldest living veteran. He fought in Park Elementary in Martinez, maintaining memory. Meals on the trenches himself and listens to who after raising money to help Wheels strives to foster these the radio every day to keep up on homebound seniors sent their contributors to long life. We support the war in Iraq and other current emissaries, Tony Wanket and participants to maintain control events. He expresses great compas- Robert Stephenson to the Meals over their lives, provide regular –Continued on page 5 on Wheels office. The day before social interaction with volunteers, Thanksgiving, Tony and Robert and of course very nutritious meals. Isadora were all smiles as they presented a Meals on Wheels is honored to Asberg check for $62.94 to Liz Vargas, Program Manager, and received a golden certificate in return. Inside this issue... port 2002-2003 Annual Re Program Services d Old Volunteers: Young an naments Golf & Bowling Tour Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa’s Tidbits 1 Meals on Wheels volunteers Volunteers are the backbone of Volunteers make Meals on Wheels Gone...but not Meals on Wheels. They are the ones one of the most cost-effective social forgotten who are on the frontline, giving service programs for seniors. Most We also want to pay special thousands of hours of their time and important, over the years, the tribute to Warren Plumb and driving thousands of miles services provided gratis by Norman Vaughn, both throughout Contra Costa County to volunteers have made it possible for volunteer drivers who have now deliver meals to frail, homebound many thousands of elders to remain passed on. Their deep elders. Last year volunteers in their own homes, where they are dedication and compassion for delivered 235,438 meals! safe and comfortable. This has in homebound seniors will be Volunteers keep the costs of turn saved millions of dollars that remembered. Warren and program services low. In West would otherwise have been needed Norman are missed by us and County alone volunteers provided to provide assisted living facilities. the people they visited and 9,224 hours of their time last year, Meals on Wheels volunteers brought meals and cheer. saving a minimum of $100,000 in were recognized for their service Meals on Wheels volunteers personnel and transportation costs! during the annual holiday come from all walks of life and This is money that can then be used celebration. We'd like you to meet they represent many age groups for meals or ancillary program cost. some of them. and diverse experiences. And yes, volunteers are truly the Shyanne Elmore, 4 years old, has been helping backbone and lifeblood of Meals her mother deliver meals for the last 2 years! on Wheels. We thank each and She is sitting in the lap of her mother, Cheryl Elmore, who is a substitute volunteer driver everyone, who give so selflessly, for Shyanne's grandmother, Joan Elmore of for their commitment to help Richmond. Shyanne always rings the doorbell seniors live on their own. and announces the arrival of the meal. Currently she is our youngest volunteer and we give special thanks to her. We need volunteers! Volunteer drivers are always RC and Pat Overton have given their needed, and from time to time we time as volunteer drivers in San Pablo also need help in the office. If you and Richmond. Between them they have are interested, please call us at: delivered Meals on Wheels for 30 years!! 1(866)669-6697 for more Marsha, program coordinator in West County, paid tribute to both of them—RC with 20 information. years and Pat with 10 years of service. That is outstanding and heartwarming. We thank both of them from the bottom of our hearts!! Kathryn Macdonald, drives two routes in San Pablo and last year was on the road for Tidbits Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa 206 hours. Don Falconer (represented by Angie Gonzales) delivered meals for 92 is the newsletter of hours in El Cerrito. And, Bettie and Charles Bohlig, working together, contributed Meals on Wheels 104 hours. Our thanks for your dedication. of Contra Costa, Inc. PO Box 3195 Martinez, CA 94553 Business and Inquiries about service, call toll free: 1-866-669-6697 Editors: Yvonne Dufala, Holly DuBois Design: Donaghu Graphic Designs 2 Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa’s Tidbits Contra ANNUAL REPORT Meals on Wheels of2002-2003 Costa, Inc. HEALTH INDEPENDENCE AND DIGNITY FOR THE ELDERLY A Coalition of Public and Private Nonprofit Agencies Serving our Homebound Elderly With your caring support, we us. As our county population ages at a weathered a year of extreme budget high rate, the need for the Meals on cuts at Meals on Wheels without cutting Wheels Program continues to grow A message to services or compromising the high proportionately, and the importance of our Supporters quality of our meals. At the same time, contributions from our loyal donors like we kept pace with the growing need for you becomes even more critical. nutritious, home delivered meals for Looking ahead, we have an enor- frail elders in the community. Last year mous challenge to continue to meet the Meals on Wheels delivered 235,438 growing needs of the frail elders in our meals in Contra Costa County. More community. Within this challenge is an than half of these meals were made opportunity. If we work together now, possible by donations from individuals to plan not only for next year, but for the such as yourself. Indeed, it was neces- many years to come, we believe it is sary to increase our subsidy of the meals possible to ensure the future of Meals on by 54%, to the highest level ever. Thanks Wheels for coming generations of frail to your generosity and the hard work of seniors in Contra Costa County. In the our volunteers, we have continued to months and years ahead, we will be help many frail elders to remain living asking many of you to partner with us Robert M. Sessler in their homes, safely and with dignity. towards this end, as we establish a President & Co-founder As you can imagine, many seniors comprehensive planned giving pro- don't call us for help until a crisis occurs. gram so that Meals on Wheels can Then, of course, they need help immedi- always be there, despite what may ately. Thanks to your support, we were happen in Sacramento and ready and able to respond quickly each Washington, DC. time we received that call for help On behalf of all the frail, home- throughout the year. Being able to start bound seniors we serve, we offer you services without delay is one of the most our sincere thanks. Your dedication and critical measures of success for our support to Meals on Wheels is an program. When frail, homebound inspiration to us. elders are hungry and in need of meals, a waiting list cannot address the crisis. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa We are extremely proud to report that Board of Directors 2002-2003 for the third straight year waiting lists Robert Sessler, President for services were virtually nonexistent. Paul Kraintz, Secretary/Treasurer As we look to our immediate future, Dee Barrett we will continue to work hard to Vic Cardenas A. Paul Kraintz Edgar Monk provide the same high levels of service Secretary/Treasurer Reverend Palmer Watson we have achieved, and avoid waiting Gerard Witucki & Co-founder lists for those services. We will continue Interested in serving on the board? to work with all of you in the commu- nity who share our commitment to the Please call Paul Kraintz frail, homebound seniors living among 925-313-6717 for information Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa’s Tidbits 3 MEALS ON WHEELS OF CONTRA COSTA IS... … A coalition of Public and Private non-profit agencies, citizen advisory Merit Award groups and private sector representatives dedicated to providing home- Meals on Wheels delivered meals and services to frail, homebound elders in our of Contra Costa communities. Private non-profits agencies coordinate day-to-day service delivery to frail elders in communities throughout the county and the Meals on Wheels of Contra Contra Costa County Public Health Department administers and monitors Costa was recently honored to the program. receive a Merit Award from the California State Association of MEALS ON WHEELS OF CONTRA COSTA IS... Counties for excellence in program innovation and leadership. We … the only countywide organization raising funds to bridge received one of 26 such awards the gap between government funding and the needs of statewide out of 168 entries. homebound elders for nutritious meals. Private contributions Winning programs were are used to purchase thousands of additional meals that are selected on the basis of delivered to Meals on Wheels program participants. "demonstrated leadership, innovation, WE BELIEVE... collaboration, s The frail, elderly deserve our help. creativity, resourcefulness s Seniors may need support to maintain their and effectiveness, independence and dignity. as well as the s Hot nutritious meals make a difference in potential for health and well-being for homebound seniors. successful elements of the s Regular human contact is especially program to be important to the homebound. used as a model for other counties.” MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM SERVICES October 2002–September 2003 Meals on Wheels volunteers delivered a total of 235,438 hot and frozen nutritious meals to frail homebound elders throughout Contra Costa County. Frozen meals were provided for weekends and holidays and for those seniors able to heat their own food and thus control their mealtimes. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa increased its subsidy for meals by 54%, or $81,350, and made it possible to maintain services during a year when government funds for home-delivered meals were reduced and we were even able to increase deliveries by 1,268 meals for the county as a whole. Contra Costa County Communities Served by Area 92,512 meals West County including Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, and San Pablo 93,606 meals Central County including Concord, Lafayette, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek 49,320 meals East County including Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Pittsburg, and areas in the Delta in far east county 4 Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa’s Tidbits SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENT Fiscal Year October 1, 2002–September 30, 2003 Income FY 02-03 FY 01-02 Individual Contributions & Bequests $136,257 $119,277 Workplace Campaigns & Donations 24,800 29,203 Foundations & Corporations 61,600 90,050 Interest Earned 4,549 1,463 Total Income: $239,994 $239,994 Expense Meals & Program Services $231,350 $150,000 Management & General Expenses 334 744 Audit 3,250 2,500 Public Relations & Fundraising 25,640 8,519 Total Expense: $260,574 $161,763 Contingency Reserve $ (33,368) $ 78,231 Celebrating our Centenarians! —continued from page 1 sion for our soldiers as he remembers Elwood Walz is another wonderful the great hardships of military Elwood client. Born in 1903 in Grand Junction service and being on the front lines. Walz Colorado, Elwood turned 101 on When George had his photo taken for February 11, 2004. Elwood and his wife this article, he commented on having also moved to the area to work in the his picture taken as a boy with his shipyards in 1941. After the war, he parents on Sundays. He shared that worked for Standard Oil (Chevron) for the photographer had to climb under 31 years before his retirement. He has a big black drape and they had to been living in his current home since stand very still. George says in his 1958 and he is still going strong. lifetime there are movies and televi- sion that couldn't even be imagined back then. Congratulations James Finally, two more participants in George—you are amazing! Chang Central County turned 100 this past We also are honored to serve year. James Chang turned 100 in August Isadora Asberg (photo on page 1), of 2003. Family and friends came from born on December 23, 1899 in all over the country to join him for the Centivelle Mississippi, who is now celebration. 104. She originally moved to Lee Smith celebrated her 100th Richmond in 1943 to work in the birthday in October of 2003, also with shipyards and went on to work in friends and Lee Smith home care for the elderly until her family. She retirement in the 1960s. Isadora is reported that she felt no different the day after known to wear her colorful hats her birthday, except perhaps, one day older! daily. Isadora's son, John Cosby says, Lee is a great, great, great grandmother. Both “She is a good mom and a good James Chang and Lee Smith received person.” She always has a smile and handmade quilts for their birthdays. The a twinkle in her eye for the volun- quilts were lovingly made by another MOW teers who deliver her meals. participant. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa’s Tidbits 5 THANK YOU, MEALS ON WHEELS SUPPORTERS! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated volunteers who are too numerous to list. The tireless work of hundreds of volunteers makes it possible to administer the Meals on Wheels effectively. Volunteers do not only deliver meals, they also bring menus, birthday gifts, holiday favors and they provide important social contact for the many homebound frail, frequently isolated elders. Thank you all who have made generous financial contributions either directly or through workplace or anonymous giving, to help us serve the many frail elders in our community. While we have made every attempt to acknowledge workplace donors, lack of updated lists have made it difficult to do so: please know that we appreciate your support even if your name is not listed here. Every single donation is important and we regret that space is limited making it impossible to list all our donors. Here we acknowledge all who made gifts of $100 or more to Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa during the calendar year 2003. Thank you everyone! Donors January 1–December 31, 2003 Gifts of $5,000 and up Beatrice K Davis Donna Getz & Timothy California Healthcare Foundation Dean & Margaret Lesher Kenneth J. De Vries Dale Turchie (Matching Gifts) Foundation John S. Edwards Cathy & Tom Tyson Janet L. Caprile San Joaquin Yacht Club James A. & Dana L. Finegold Michael Verburg Kay & Sherman Carden SBC Pac Bell Claire Ford James & Susan Wilson Vic Cardenas The Crescent Porter Hale Victoria & James G. Gilliland, Jr. $100-249 Kathryn Carlson Foundation Robert Gutierrez John J. Adams Richard & Myrna Cartano The Safeway Foundation Norman & Harriette Heibel David Aguiar Robert F. & Mary Ann Cashman Thomas J. Long Foundation Linda Holmes Judith Alciati John & Rachel Cassell Workplace Donors Donald H. Ann V. Hughes Elsie & James Allen Phyllis & Harvey Ceaser $1000-4,999 Joseph & Susie Ferris Inderkum Donald & Carolyn Anderson Sham Yuen & Community Health Charities Elizabeth Jackson Anonomous Nancy Wai Yee Chan Agency Matt & Margaret Jacobson Isami Arifuku Ross H. Chang Lafayette Service League John Jurica Patricia & Michael Armstrong Melvin & Marilyn Chaplin Lawrence Livermore Dudley Kennedy & Kathleen Arnold Mark & Marguerite Chatigny Laboratory & Employees Dolores Raskob Paul Arnold Jim & Nancy Clapp Lowell Berry Foundation Milton B & Ruby H Ketter Susan Assau John C. & J. Susan Clark Ruby & Tom MacDonald Jerri Koepcke Patricia Austen Robert W. Cleveland Miles for Meals A. Paul & Mary Kraintz B. Ashley Construction CM-American West Realty inc Wallace F. Olson Olie Lissolo Nancy D. Baca Florence Cole United Way of the Peggy & Marty Mancebo David Bailey Floyd & Rhonda Bester Coleman Bay Area Donors Patricia Marshall Alan R. Bakker Vanna I. Conrad-Cossano Allan D. & Crystal R. Plumb Jeffrey P. & Wai Lan Martin Annette L. & Peter Baldassi Amy & Gregory Cook The Carl & Celia Gellert Martinez Rotary Club Sue Banducci Marilyn J. Cooper Foundation Frank & Caroline Martini Bank of America Matching Gifts Michelle Copeland The Morrison & Foerster Margaret May Barbara Barnes Leonard & Virginia Coster Foundation E. B. Mitchell Michael Barry Ralph E. Cotter, Jr. $250-999 Genevieve Nygaard William & Jacqueline Bassett Steve J. Cox & Aboud M. & Nancy P. Terry Johnson & Associates Mike and Michelle Batesole Mary Grace Brubacher White Abdel - Azim Damon Patino Frances M. Battiste Crag Parker Maintenance Plus Affordable Housing Assistance Pinole Area Chapter of AARP Ben & Jennifer Bauer Harry L. & Dorothy Craig Richard O. Baker Re Max Preferred Properties Bay Plant Company, Inc. Judy & Joseph E. Craig Severin Borenstein & Craig W. Rice Bayside Tool Co. Deborah & Kevin Cross Margaret Stewart Joe Ross through Wayne & Mary John Begley Dr. Jeffrey L Curtis, M.D. Robert & Cynthia Brittain Packard Foundation Anita Benson Beth J. Dalton & Brain R. Henning James A. Camouse Tina L. & David P. Saling Helen & Robert Beyer Stephen Davenport Donna L. & Daniel R. Candido SBC Employees Soonae & Antonio Bigornia Bradley Davis & Carol Carolyn Carpenter William & Elizabeth Schalich R. L. & Sarah E. Bingenheimer Deborah Dawson Bob & Debbie Carrington Stephen J. Schendel John T. Bird, Jr David Dayton Aldo & Pearl Cavazza David & Wanda Schermerhorn Barbara Blofstein & Kenneth Ronnie & Daniel De Fount Charles Stellini Real Estate Carolyn & Daniel Schuette Berniker Dean H. Burget, DDS, Inc. Consultant David & Eileen Short Pamela & Charlie Bonham Michael Declerck ChevronTexaco & Employees St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Wayne M. & Arlene M. Booth Diane Del Fiorentino Susan & Lloyd M. Christiansen Doreen R. Stade Richard Bordow Dennis J. & Dolores A. Desmond Walter H. & Margaret Clemens Kathleen Stong Plambeck Thomas Bottenfield Nancy & Dr. Paul Di Gaudio Clorox Employees Jan Strother Marcia & C.N. Bower Michael S. & Jeanine L. Dias Shirley Clune The Martinez Kiwanis Foundation L. S. & Larry Brady Shelley & Robert Dodson Cherida Collins Smith Thomas M Casey DDS Mary Elizabeth Brady Dr. D. G. & Hillary Black Dumas Compubase Orthodontics for kids Carol Ann Breslin Florence & Charles Ecker Correspondent Services TNT Carpet Cleaning Mardell & Billy Bristol E. Jefferson & Martina B. Edman Corporation Lawrence J. & Deveney Totten Mary & Dean Burrill James & Karen Elaine Edwards (Anonymous Individual) Tri City Concrete Barbara M. Calhoun Arnold T & Lynn A Ehlers Bruce & Angela Cowee A.J. Trommershausen California Grand Casino Erick Erickson Paul Craig 6 Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa’s Tidbits Lewis Feldman H. Harvey & Marilyn Hunt Patricia S. Mewha Elise Shrader Dana R. Fetz James & Kathryn Huppert Barry Miller Jagdeep K Sidhu Le Ann & George E. Fields, Sr Mary & Robert Hussmann Florence M. Miller Sidney S. Lippow Co. Realtors Frank & Janet Forsburg Lance J. Jackson Laurie Miller Burton F Simmons Robert B. Fort Jane Incorporated Nancy Hattaway Miller & Russell Skeahan Jean & William W Foskett Joi Jencuyah Patrick J. Miller Alma Smart Peggy & Nadav Friedmann Nancy Johnson Marie Mollart Alan & Joan E. Smith Kendall & Lois Fugate Orlina A. Johnson Ralph & Virginia Moon Andrew Smith Thomas Fujisaka Paulette Johnson Patricia Ann Morain Jackson, Timothy & Linda Sparks S. A. & Rhonda Rae Beaty Gallo Lois & David Kail Virginia & Ted & David Morison St. Paul's Episcopal Church Jenise & Greg Gaskin Adeline Kallio Helen Morrison Fred J. & Nell P. Stamm Phyllis & Peter Gibney Sandra J. Kasprzak William & Carolyn Mowris Julia Lynn Stephens Sally A. Gillette-Kahn Bruce & Susan Kaufman Mt. Diablo Women's Club Richard W. Stevens Josephine V. Giroux Elaine & Platon Kavvidias North Coast Fibers, Inc. Gary Stinebaugh Daniel J. & Lynn A. Girvan Dorothea & Douglas Kell Barbara & Dennis Nummi Suzanne & Roger Stuart Marianne P. & Barton Gledhill Shannon Pinckert & Kevin O'Byrne Frederick & Elizabeth Stumpp Steve Glennon Timothy Edwin Kelly Laurie O'Callaghan Helme Sullivan Beverly L. & Martin R. Glick Jeff & Elaine Corral Kendall Jean & Albert Ottinger Jean King & Lyle V. Surdyk Madeline L. Grant Stephen & Marilyn Storm Kestler Palm Press Mr. & Mrs. William Swenson Donna J. Gravelle Robert M. Kieckhefer Ashok J. & Urvashi A. Pandya Carroll Swift Marilynn Gray-Raine Leonell King Michael & Beverly Papsdorf Jane F P Taggart Karen Gregory Monica & Don King Paul S. Read Real Estate Appraisal Patricia & Steven Takahashi Margaret Gremore Thomas & Sheila Klenow Jane & Philip Paulson Conrad G. Taylor Robert & Gail Groff Arthur Knapp Edmund C. Payne Michael Tedesco Garry & Mildred Grover Gerald & Rosette Koch Anne & Kenneth Peck Dr. Daniel J. & Margy Tenenberg Douglas Gutzler W. Scott Komoto Eliot & Elva Peck The Learner Centered School Inc Nan H. Gwynne Herbert & Reta Krane Roberto Pena Jill Thompson George & Mary Hake Marjorie Krueger Beverley D. & Robert Penzien Robert & Beth Thurlow Rita Hall Belle Krumholz Janice M. Perez Barbara Tiffany Wanda & Harry Hall Kunios Auto Repair Susan & Robert Phillips Veronica Tinonga Donald W. & Dorothy Hare Ronald Kunzelman W. Thomas Piggott Berry Todd & Nancy North Marilyn & Darrell Harguth Jenny Lambert Carolyn & Robert Plath Susie & Jeffrey Tom James Hattum Lynda Lang David & Naomi Pockell William Tomlinson Virginia Hawksley Marilyn Lee Lapicola Paul Popenoe, Jr. David Trachtenberg D. & E. Hayden Caron K. & Matthew Larkin Jennifer Joan Price United Way of the David Heck Marjorie B. & Mark Leeds Catharine Pronzini Capital Area Donors Hegenberger Holdings Barbara & Paul Lefcourt Deborah Ray Brian & Kathleen Utting Lucy Henderson Roy E. & Barbara L. Leimer Betty & Richard Ready Donna R. Valerio Scott & Cheryl Hendrickson Victor & Diane C. Leventhal Kari & Robert Rees Ralph A. & Evelyn S. Van Orsdel Ester L. Hibner Hellen E. Lezzeni Ruth H. Reeves Tanya & Panayot Vassilevski Jeffrey R. & Frances D. Martha & Ronald Lineker Linda Reimann Marilyn Vaught Higginbotham Ilene Listrom Esther & Gary Reitz Karen Jane & Jeffrey Vesely Max & Irene Hightower Lynda L. Lodestro Carl & Deborah Reynolds Susan J. Vincent Robert D. Hill Thomas & Kathryn Bennett Marie Reynosa Raymond A. & Lynn P. Waespi Donald J. Hoban Loughran David Rice Niels & Elizabeth Waidtlow Dr. Richard Hoedt, Jr D.D.S Antonia & Ralph P. Lozon Philip H. Risken Ida & E. R. Walden Mr. & Mrs. Leo Hollenberg, Jr Shary & David Luthy Shirley Roach Robert & Jane Wallace Pamela L. Howard Virginia Macintosh & Andrew Jahn John M. Roebuck Ralph Walters Ian Huebsch Evelyn G. & Larry F. Magas Robert & Vivian Rollin Dennis J. Ward Thank You! Karen Hultman Terry Magnin Jenny D. & Donald Rose Joan O. & John E. Ward Nancy A. & Vincent L. Malinowski Rosalie H. Rowsey Mary & Larry Watkins Joyce Marlin Robert Royster Lynne M. Wayne Martinez Chiropractic Center Mike & Pat Rubio Penny L. & Roger Westphal Henry T. & Irene C. Mayo Sharon & Ivor E. Samson Donna H. White Thomas & Frances Mc Creary Leanore Sanderson Suzette Wicker Hail Neil W. & Barbara Mc Daniel Joyce & Walter S. Santos David & Diana Wilcoxson Carole Mc Geary Dorothy Sattler Susan L. Williamson Timothy McCreery Patricia Patton Doris & William Scanlin James Wong James McDonnell & Shahlia & Charlie Scerri Working Assets Linda Margulies Gail Schick Natividad & Vincent Yap Mark McGrovern Joseph A. Schlemmer III David A. & Adrienne N. Yarnold Robert R. McGue Rena Schonbrun Kiyomi & Gregory Yim Steven & Elyse McIntire Kathleen A. & JE Schuricht Marilyn Zaklan Sheila & Dennis McKinnon Howard C. & Betty W. Seymour Kathy & Howard Zenuk Pamela R. McNeilly Eleanor Shanahan Frances & Carlo Zocchi Cyril M. McRae Michael F & Gema Shields Zuffenhausen Auto Susan Melly Aimee & Stanley Shirai Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa does not Michael M. Merriman Barbara & Robert Sholtz share donor lists with other organizations. Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa’s Tidbits 7 Join our legacy circle and be a 16th Annual part of the vision Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels (MOW) is proud to GOLF & BOWLING announce the formation of the Meals on Wheels Legacy Circle. The Tournament MOW Legacy Circle is made up of Saturday, May 15 donors who are dedicated to Sponsored by ensuring that Meals on Wheels is San Joaquin Yacht Club here for all the frail elders who will need us in the years to come. u $176,368 raised over the years! u 140,368 meals provided to They have chosen to donors gift stock and mutual fund homebound elders demonstrate that commitment by shares, closely held stock, in East County! making a gift to Meals on Wheels restricted stock, S corporation u Golf at Island Club Golf Course through their will or trust or by stock, limited partnerships, real in Bethel Island making a Planned Gift which will estate, other appreciated property u Bowl at Harvest Park Bowl in benefit Meals on Wheels. Some and life insurance policies. These Brentwood donors who wish to remain assets can be gifted immediately to anonymous recently notified us Meals on Wheels, many with they have left a bequest to MOW in immediate tax advantages to the their will. They shared that the donor, or used to establish bequests reason for their gift was how and Planned Gifts. We can now important and helpful Meals on offer charitable lead trusts, Wheels is to some of their friends. charitable remainder trusts, pooled Meals on Wheels of Contra income funds and life estate gifts. Costa is partnering with East Bay To let us know of your Community Foundation (EBCF) to participation in MOW Legacy greatly expand the options you Circle, or to get more information have for making gifts to Meals on on making a gift or planned gift, For more info and Wheels. EBCF is a 75 year old please call Paul Kraintz, entry form, call to ll free: nonprofit organization with Secretary/Treasurer at (925) 313- 1-866-669-6697 extensive experience in helping 6717. (1-866-MOW-MOW S) Nonprofit Org US Postage PAID Martinez, CA Permit No. 121 Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa, Inc. P.O. Box 3195 Martinez, CA 94553 Address Correction Requested