Meals & More Capital Campaign
We have a unique opportunity to purchase property next to our current MOW Distribution Center that provides much-needed storage, office, and training space. This would allow us to reconfigure the existing MOW building to maximize meal preparation space, increasing our capacity to add more seniors to the program and to better serve existing clients with supplemental services. The cost of the building is $1.3 million; we have raised $810,000 to date and are seeking additional gifts to help us reach the goal.
Once the new property is acquired and renovated for use, we expect to add 500 seniors in the first full year, with long-term growth year by year. This would be a total of 125,000 more lunches delivered in the first year alone. The campus reconfiguration, resulting in more volunteer space and storage, would also allow us to increase the number of seniors who receive breakfast in addition to lunch. Currently, about 1,100 of our frailest and most isolated seniors receive breakfast. With the new building, we could serve an additional 500 seniors with breakfasts in the first year alone, resulting in 182,000 more breakfasts served.
The added Meals on Wheels storage would also allow us to add more variety to our lunch menu, to better serve seniors with special needs- such as diabetics. It would allow us to store more emergency, non-perishable food to be used in the event of a hurricane, winter weather, etc. It will include larger freezer space, allowing us to store more frozen weekend meals. More frozen meals allow us to move seniors off the wait list sooner, if a hot meal route is not immediately available to them.
One of MOW’s programs, Hospital to Home, delivers meals on a short-term basis to recently discharged hospital patients. The daily meals, accompanied by a wellness check, decrease costly hospital re-admissions. We are proud to partner with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann in this endeavor. The new property will allow us to achieve better efficiency and capacity in this program to better serve these patients, and to carry a better variety of meals to meet their unique medical needs. Hospital to Home not only serves a vulnerable population, but expands the vision of MOW and develops the partnerships of the future.
The new property will include a dedicated Volunteer Welcome Center, allowing us to recruit and train more volunteers.
A new Maternal Women’s Health program, with this new space, will be able to reach at-risk mothers. These young women will receive up to three meals per day once the program is fully operational. The new property will enable IM to store, assemble and distribute even more maternal meals in the future -a task that would be impossible within our current limited space. The potential for this project could rise to as many as 25,000 mothers if just one community insurer were included.
Naming opportunities are available throughout the IM campus and can be pledged over 1-3 years:
Campus Donor Recognition Options
|Interfaith Ministries Campus||$3,000,000|
|New Building (3215 Fannin)|
|Building Naming Rights||$1,000,000|
|Volunteer Welcome Center||$500,000|
|2nd floor office (4 available – priced per office)||$25,000|
|At the Brigitte & Bashar Kalai Plaza of Respect|
|Pillar of Light honoring Reverend William Lawson||$250,000|
|Pillar of Light honoring Rabbi Samuel Karff||$250,000|
|Interactive Interfaith Display/Mobile App||$250,000|
|Tree of Life Courtyard||$180,000|
|In the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Building (3303 Main)|
|Refugee Services Suite||$100,000|
|President & CEO Office||$50,000|
|Communications Director Office||$25,000|
|Development Offices (2 available)||$25,000|
|Executive Assistant Office||$25,000|
|Executive Conference Room||$25,000|
|Facility Director’s Office||$25,000|
|Refugee Services Deputy Director Office||$25,000|
|Volunteer Houston Director’s Office||$25,000|
|WT & Louise J Moran Meals on Wheels Distribution Center (3202 San Jacinto)|
|Meals on Wheels Assembly Hub||$250,000|
|First Floor Storage Room (2 available)||$75,000|
|Client Services Office||$25,000|
|Client Data Office||$25,000|
|Volunteer Manager Office||$25,000|
or More Information:
Maria Magee, Chief Development Officer
Ph: 713.533.4924 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org