It wouldn’t be a proper ten year anniversary celebration without mentioning a very special partner organization, Citymeals on Wheels! There are no words to properly express our gratitude to this incredible organization that works tirelessly to provide meals for NYC’s homebound elderly population.
When PAWS NY was first getting our start, we reached out to Citymeals to introduce our program to them. At the time, PAWS NY was really just an idea, but we were hoping that Citymeals might be able to refer a few potential clients to us so that we could begin helping people. When our founder, Rachel Herman, met with them, she was struck by their genuine excitement about our organization.
Citymeals jumped right in, not only connecting us with several potential partner agencies that would be able to refer clients, but also offering their office space for volunteer orientation sessions. Over the last ten years, we have hosted 81 sessions in their midtown office and trained 1,161 of our volunteers! Not only that, but Citymeals even refers volunteers to us!
We are so lucky to partner with such a kind and generous organization that cares so much about improving the quality of life for New Yorkers. A HUGE thank you to the amazing Citymeals and all of the dedicated staff members we have worked with over the years. There is no way we would have reached ten years without their partnership!