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today's action Write a Note to a Mother Like Alicia

Alicia is 101 years old—and like many of the homebound elderly New Yorkers Citymeals-on-Wheels nourishes, she is a mother.

Sadly, at her advanced age, Alicia has experienced something no mother should go through: she has outlived her own child. She now spends Mother's Day alone, remembering past holidays filled with the love and warmth of family.

Citymeals delivers nutritious meals and human companionship to 18,000 frail aged New Yorkers—and you can help them provide a meaningful gift to meal recipients like Alicia on Mother's Day.

For today's Daily Action, write a special note to one of your isolated elderly neighbors and it will be hand-delivered with their meal. Your kind words will warm the heart of a vulnerable older New Yorker on Mother's Day.

People taking action: 2,588

If for some reason you choose not to take the action above, please take a look at our alternative action.

alternative action 8 Things You Didn't Know Were Recyclable

Most people know the basics of recycling, but some items seem to slip through the cracks. Can you recycle those old tennis shoes, for example?

For today's Secondary Action, read this list of 8 common things that you didn't know you could recycle to ensure that you're recycling everything that you can!

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