Receiving a holiday or birthday card can serve as a simple reminder that someone cares about you. Yet for our meal recipients, it can mean much more. That is why Citymeals works with student, community and corporate groups all over the city to craft handmade cards that brighten the lives of isolated older New Yorkers.
Each year, hundreds of students from local public and private schools – ranging from pre-kindergarten to universities – decorate cards for their homebound elderly neighbors to be delivered with either meals or food packages. Last year they created 65,823 cards.
THE BEAUTIFUL CARDS FROM THE CHILDREN ADORN MY WALLS. THIS FOOD NOURISHED MY BODY, BUT THE THOUGHTS AND LOVE THAT COME MY WAY TOUCHED MY SOUL. THANK YOU, BLESS YOU ALL.
– Anna, 80-year-old citymeals recipient
Whether using our card template or creating your own design, we accept cards for all holidays, birthdays and a range of other occasions.
100% of your donation will be used for the preparation and delivery of meals, thanks to our partnership with the New York City Department for the Aging, along with gifts from our board of directors and others designated for administrative expenses.