THE WOODLANDS, TX – As part of its Change for Charity initiative, Market Street recently donated nearly $14,000 to Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County. The funds were raised by Market Street patrons and The Woodlands Car Club event attendees during the fourth quarter of 2019 and will assist the organization, which combats the issues of aging: hunger, loneliness, and loss of independence.
The money raised will provide approximately 2,750 meals. These meals are delivered to homebound seniors by compassionate volunteers who provide a caring connection. Currently, MOWMC is the only no-fee meal delivery service operating in Montgomery County. Most of the seniors are below or around the poverty line and are unable to afford the for-profit meal delivery options available in the area and need assistance at no cost.
Since the program’s inception, Market Street patrons and The Woodlands Car Club event attendees have raised more than $200,000 for local charities. Four Montgomery County organizations are selected each year.
The Woodlands Car Club generously raises money at their events, held the first Sunday of each month. Their contributions, coupled with the amount donated to Market Street’s 68 parking meters make up the total amount given to a selected charity each quarter.
Photo: (First Row left to right) Dana Pritchard, The Woodlands Car Club; Kristen Perkins, Director of Development at Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County; Sarah Redfield, Development and Events at Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County; Noemi Gonzalez, Market Street Marketing Director.