NEWBURGH – For Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, it was a whale of a day.
From 2-4 pm on Sunday, March 21, Vineyard Vines at Woodbury Common donated 20% of its sales to the nonprofit, charitable organization. That resulted in a donation of $1,647.
“We were honored to be the beneficiary of this generous gift,” said Meals on Wheels (MOW) board member Phylis Murphy. “Vineyard Vines is a very community-oriented company, and we’re delighted that they recognized the vital service we provide to people in this area.”
The store, which sells clothing and accessories for men, women and children, is known for its iconic “happy whale” logo and draws customers from shoppers worldwide.
MOW, founded in 1972 by Frederica Warner, delivers freshly-prepared, nutritious meals to residents of the City of Newburgh and the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor who are unable to provide their own meals due to age, illness or disability and are in need.
Assistant Store Manager Keri Christensen said, “We were glad to contribute to a great organization that does so much for our local customers, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
MOW President Carole McDermott said, “Especially at this time when so many in our service area are still affected by COVID-19 and all the health and social isolation issues that has brought with it, our meal deliveries are more crucial than ever.”
To donate, volunteer for, or learn more about Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, visit www.mealsonwheelsnewburgh.org or call 845-562-3490 on weekday mornings and ask for Robin.