Other Ways to Volunteer (if you can't deliver at lunchtime)

Service Projects

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Not everyone is available to deliver meals Monday through Friday at lunchtime.


Hand-made items are greatly appreciated.  Various schools contact us about having their students make cards, ornaments, snack bags, or other things that we can deliver to our clients along with their meals.


These items, especially around holidays, let our clients know that they are remembered and cared for.


Our office is open Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm.  Or call 610-430-8500 to arrange a time to drop items off.

Petals Please

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Petals Please began in a garage as a small group with a simple mission – to bring joy to seniors through the beauty of flowers. In less than a year, they have delivered over 2,000 bouquets to individuals in the area and their small group has grown to dozens of volunteers! 


They take donations of "used" flowers and small containers like tea cups to create cheerful arrangements for seniors in Chester County.


If you'd like to donate or volunteer, visit their website at petalsplease.org.

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Petals Please often prepares beautiful arrangements for Meals on Wheels clients in Downingtown, Coatesville, Exton, and Frazer areas.


They drop them off at the Chester County Food Bank and MOWCC volunteers deliver them to our clients along with a hot meal.


Our clients love these special gifts.

Matching Gifts

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If you work for, or are retired from, one of the many companies with a matching gift plan, your contribution to Meals on Wheels of Chester County can have twice the impact. Your employer will match your gift dollar for dollar, some companies even double or triple the amount of your gift — at no cost to you.


Reach out to your Human Resource Representative to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Girl Scout Groups

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Last year, a girl scout group met our volunteers at the Chester County Food Bank.  They were given a tour of the facility and then went along with the Downingtown Chapter's volunteer to deliver meals.


Seeing children of any age is a big lift for seniors who feel isolated from the community.  It's a win win event to see the smiles on both the elderly clients and on the youth who participate in community service.

Upland Country Day School

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The first graders of Upland Country Day School donate their creative projects for our homebound seniors.  Several times a year, they provide wonderful hand-made items.


Then once a year, the class takes a field trip to the main office to learn more about volunteering to help seniors get meals in our community.  It's a great way to teach our youth about giving back and caring.


Some of their gifts include vases, cards, snowmen magnets, scarecrows and much more.