Updates and Announcements
Thank You Volunteers!
In April thousands of organizations take an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community.
Throughout the month of April we will be showing our appreciation to our various groups of volunteers with special goodies and a weekly raffle, culminating in our Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on May 9th. All volunteers are invited to join us for dinner at 5:30 pm for a special time to celebrate the enormous contributions that these generous people make each day.
April 2 – 6 Receptionist & Committee/Board Appreciation week
April 9 – 13 Wait Staff & Kitchen Helpers Appreciation Week
April 16 – 20 Office Helpers, Library, Bingo, Newsletter Folders Appreciation Week
April 23 – 27 Drivers/Medical Rides & Meals on Wheels Appreciation Week
March for Meals
A Nationwide Celebration of Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will enable them to serve America’s seniors all year long. The 16th annual March for Meals campaign gives the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to support homebound seniors in a variety of ways to make America stronger and healthier. Volunteers for The Thompson deliver between 30-35 meals each day (Monday through Friday) to seniors throughout the towns of Woodstock, Bridgewater, Barnard and Pomfret. Last year we delivered 9,609 Meals on Wheels.
The highlights of our March for Meals events this year:
- Our 4th annual Thank You Walk on March 1st. Join us at 1:00 pm as we “March” down Central Street to deliver special “Thank You’s” to local businesses for their support throughout the year.
- Community Champions Day, Thursday, March 22nd – town officials and local celebrities nationwide are asked to deliver meals during the nationally recognized week of March 19 through 23.
- Pomfret residents: The Thompson will be providing lunch at The Pomfret town meeting again this year on Tuesday, March 6th, at the Town Hall. Enjoy a delicious soup, sandwich, and cookie prepared by our talented chef, and support the Thompson Meal program too!
- Watch for our Meals on Wheels column in the Vermont Standard and visit our Facebook page.
Thompson Dinner Dance and Auction 2018
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US, GAVE, AND VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE THIS ONE OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL EVENTS EVER!
Photos by Carmen Noradunghian Wedding Photography