Five ways you can make an impact on #GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay

After a Thanksgiving weekend filled with family, food, and frenzied shopping, Giving Tuesday provides a way to give thanks to the organizations you are proud of.

Here are five ways you can make the most of this year’s #GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay on November 28, 2017!

Make a donation on #GivingTuesday

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York prepared and delivered more than 900,000 home-delivered meals in 2016. By supporting Meals on Wheels with a donation, you help us meet the growing need for services in our community.

You can donate directly to the Meals on Wheels Foundation, or join us at our #NYGivesDay page.

Ask your company about matching your gift

Some companies match their employees gifts up to a designated amount. Ask your employer about matching gifts!

Become a fundraiser

#GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay provides a window to talk to friends and family about charity organizations close to your heart. You can become a fundraiser on #GivingTuesday through our #NYGivesDay page here by clicking on the large, red “Fundraise” button at the right of the screen.

Shop at one of our holiday partner organizations

We currently have two fundraising events happening in the Western New York area.

Step Up to the Plate – Dash’s Market

Step Up to the Plate runs through December 9, 2017. At any of Dash’s Markets four locations, you can add a $1, $3, or $5 donation to your final checkout price to benefit the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York. Learn more about Step Up to the Plate here.

Share the Love – West Herr Subaru

Share the Love runs through January 2, 2018. When buying or leasing a new Subaru at West Herr Subaru, Subaru of America donates $250 to the selected charity of your choice. Please choose the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York when purchasing your new vehicle. Learn more about this event here.

Amazon Smile

Your online purchases through Amazon can benefit the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York. Add us as your selected charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchase price directly to our organization. This is perfect for both Black Friday shopping and for all of your purchases throughout the year!


Want to be more hands-on this #GivingTuesday? Become a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for Western New York by heading over to our volunteer page. Organizations can volunteer as well through our Adopt-A-Route program. We have more than two dozen delivery sites across Erie County, so it is easy to make an impact where it matters most to you.

Thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels for Western New York this Thanksgiving season!