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Christmas wreaths for all our clients

In December the National Charity League made Christmas wreaths for all our clients.

December was a busy month

December was a busy month giving away gifts to our clients and our volunteers!  We were able to give our clients groceries as well as goody bags filled with sugar-free chocolates. We also had a toy drive and our volunteers brought in toys for the city’s Christmas wishes program.

Calvary La Habra provides Thanksgiving meals 

Thanksgiving meals were provided to our clients once again by Calvary La Habra. This is something they have continued to do even during the pandemic when it was really needed and appreciated by our seniors.  A special thank you to Pastor Lance Cook and James Gomez for making it happen again this year!  (Photo is…

Volunteer Appreciation Month

In October we were happy to give all our volunteers a decorated pumpkin and gift cards to Smoke and Fire in appreciation for all they do for us.

Smoke & Fire Restaurant Gives Back to the Community

On October 1, Smoke and Fire in La Habra at 1327 W. Whittier Blvd  had a very well attended  Grand Opening and donated a check for $700 to La Habra Meals on Wheels. Thank you to Isaias & Juan Hernandez and Josh Bentrem, owners of Smoke & Fire for their very kind and generous. If…

The Gary Center and Our Lady of Guadalupe donate gift bags

The Gary Center was kind enough to supply items that were bagged by Our Lady of Guadalupe for all of our 70 clients! The bags had a mixture of household and personal items that were greatly appreciated by our clients. The Gary Center provides many services to the community of La Habra. www.vcc.org Facebook @Thegarycenter…

Lascari’s Restaurant Donates Meals

On Friday July 3, 2020, La Habra Meals on Wheels delivered a cold lunch and hot dinner prepared by Lascari’s Restaurant on Whittier Blvd. Lascari’s was kind enough to donate meals that day to help us raise funds for our Summer Solstice Fundraiser. The meals were all delivered by the mothers and daughters of the…

National Charity League of Whittier

Thank you to the National Charity League of Whittier for making all of our clients a beautiful 4th of July wreath! Our clients were thrilled to receive these beautiful, decorative patriotic wreaths.  One of our clients who is pictured is a WWII and Korean Vet and was so happy to receive his gift from the…

Making Beautiful Greeting Cards

Thank you to the wonderful girls with the National Charity League of Whittier for making each of our clients a beautiful, handmade greeting card. Our clients were thrilled to receive a personalized, thoughtful message from the girls!

Gifts For Clients

All our clients received a gift of a bag of candy provided by La Habra Meals on Wheels and a beautiful crocheted blanket provided by  Wednesday AM Volunteer Stitchers who meet every Wednesday morning at the La Habra Community Center. The group meets at 8:30-11:30 am and makes items for Children’s Hospital and local convalescent…

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Client Wishlist Program

Our Meals on Wheels clients are given a wish list to fill out of items they might need; which includes toiletries and food items. With the help of Scott Miller at the Hillcrest Wellness Center we are able to send many of the items on their list at no charge. Board members Carmen Miller, Amy…

Client Wishlist Program

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 2019

Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was held on October 25, 2019. This year’s theme was Halloween and we had so much fun decorating for the event! Food was furnished by Sweet Lou’s BBQ and it was delicious! Entertainment was provided by solo guitarist Chris Anderson who was amazing and Caricature Artist Raoul Pascual donated his…

Centerpieces created by Amy Perez
Centerpieces created by Amy Perez
Some of the many decorations provided by our V.P. Amy Perez
Some of the many decorations provided by our V.P. Amy Perez
Caricature Artist Raoul Pascual with our photographer Bruce Martin
Caricature Artist Raoul Pascual with our photographer Bruce Martin
Volunteers Patty Cabrera, Phil Merchant and Laurel Martinez picking out their door prizes. Everyone who attended won a prize!
Volunteers Patty Cabrera, Phil Merchant and Laurel Martinez picking out their door prizes. Everyone who attended won a prize!
Acoustic guitarist Chris Anderson kept the music flowing!
Acoustic guitarist Chris Anderson kept the music flowing!
Steven Fernandez presenting MOW with a giant check for $1000!
Steven Fernandez presenting MOW with a giant check for $1000!
Table with goody bags that contained candy and gift cards donated by Chick-fil-A and cards from Starbucks or In-N-Out
Table with goody bags that contained candy and gift cards donated by Chick-fil-A and cards from Starbucks or In-N-Out
Carmen Miller and Jennifer Bush who pack the meals that go out every morning Monday - Friday
Carmen Miller and Jennifer Bush who pack the meals that go out every morning Monday - Friday
Grocery Outlet owners and strong supporters sister and brother Haoua and DJ Mangue
Grocery Outlet owners and strong supporters sister and brother Haoua and DJ Mangue
Pat & Phil Merchant have been volunteers for 30 years!
Pat & Phil Merchant have been volunteers for 30 years!
Board member Maria Martinez with business owners Elizabeth Otero(Boyos Party Rental) and Sandra Garcia(Autopedic)
Board member Maria Martinez with business owners Elizabeth Otero(Boyos Party Rental) and Sandra Garcia(Autopedic)
Long time volunteers Christa and Renke Schroeder
Long time volunteers Christa and Renke Schroeder
Volunteers Sue Cassinis and Patti Stevens with Paulette Maskarino from Assemblyman Chen's office
Volunteers Sue Cassinis and Patti Stevens with Paulette Maskarino from Assemblyman Chen's office
Volunteers Bill Lewis and Conya Pembroke
Volunteers Bill Lewis and Conya Pembroke
Laurel & Tony Martinez along with board members Carmen Miller, Carrie Surich, Amy Perez and Pam McVicar
Laurel & Tony Martinez along with board members Carmen Miller, Carrie Surich, Amy Perez and Pam McVicar
Meals on Wheels board member and Mayor James Gomez with Marie Helen (Two on the Town)
Meals on Wheels board member and Mayor James Gomez with Marie Helen (Two on the Town)
Volunteers Mary Stangl and Jenny Deich
Volunteers Mary Stangl and Jenny Deich
Centerpieces created by Amy Perez
Some of the many decorations provided by our V.P. Amy Perez
Caricature Artist Raoul Pascual with our photographer Bruce Martin
Volunteers Patty Cabrera, Phil Merchant and Laurel Martinez picking out their door prizes. Everyone who attended won a prize!
Acoustic guitarist Chris Anderson kept the music flowing!
Steven Fernandez presenting MOW with a giant check for $1000!
Table with goody bags that contained candy and gift cards donated by Chick-fil-A and cards from Starbucks or In-N-Out
Carmen Miller and Jennifer Bush who pack the meals that go out every morning Monday - Friday
Grocery Outlet owners and strong supporters sister and brother Haoua and DJ Mangue
Pat & Phil Merchant have been volunteers for 30 years!
Board member Maria Martinez with business owners Elizabeth Otero(Boyos Party Rental) and Sandra Garcia(Autopedic)
Long time volunteers Christa and Renke Schroeder
Volunteers Sue Cassinis and Patti Stevens with Paulette Maskarino from Assemblyman Chen's office
Volunteers Bill Lewis and Conya Pembroke
Laurel & Tony Martinez along with board members Carmen Miller, Carrie Surich, Amy Perez and Pam McVicar
Meals on Wheels board member and Mayor James Gomez with Marie Helen (Two on the Town)
Volunteers Mary Stangl and Jenny Deich

Chick-Fil-A Day

Our volunteers Yeni Garcia and Maria Martinez delivering hot meals provided by Chick-fil-A. Each boxed meal contained a sweet note from Thomas Purtell Owner/Operator as follows: Dear La Habra Friend – You and I don’t know each other. I don’t know enough about you to thank you for all you have done to better our community….

Chick-Fil-A Day

Blues & BBQ

A Night in New Orleans held June 22, 2019

DJ and Haoua Mangue
Guests, including DJ and Haoua Mangue from Grocery Outlet were greeted by the La Habra Princesses
Kim Praster and Carrie Surich
Check in was done by Kim Praster and Carrie Surich
Amy Perez, Vice President, Carmen Miller, Executive Director and Carrie Surich, President
Event Committee Chairs were Amy Perez, Vice President, Carmen Miller, Executive Director and Carrie Surich, President
Kyle Miller, Field Rep for Senator Bob Archuletta introduced our special guests
Kyle Miller, Field Rep for Senator Bob Archuletta introduced our special guests
Amy Perez-VP, Pam McVicar-Treasurer,Carmen Miller-E.D, Carrie Surich-Pres., James Gomez-Trustee,Terry Kennedy-Past Pres.,Senator Bob Archuleta and Maria Martinez-Trustee
Senator Archuleta presented the MOW Board with a Certificate of Appreciation.Pictured starting from the left is Amy Perez-VP, Pam McVicar-Treasurer,Carmen Miller-E.D, Carrie Surich-Pres., James Gomez-Trustee,Terry Kennedy-Past Pres.,Senator Bob Archuleta and Maria Martinez-Trustee
Rafael & Esther Fernandez
Senator Archuleta also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to our hosts, Rafael & Esther Fernandez. This is the third year that the Fernandez family has opened up their home for the Meals on Wheels fundraiser.
Mayor James Gomez, Ray Fernandez, Senator Archuleta and Mayor Brian Bergman, La Habra Heights
Mayor James Gomez, Ray Fernandez, Senator Archuleta and Mayor Brian Bergman, La Habra Heights
Former Mayors of La Habra Heights front row Stan Carroll, Claire Spothelfer, Jean Lietzau, Carol Englehardt, Kyle Miller, back row- Layne Baroldi, Michael Higgins & Brian Bergman
Former Mayors of La Habra Heights front row Stan Carroll, Claire Spothelfer, Jean Lietzau, Carol Englehardt, Kyle Miller, back row- Layne Baroldi, Michael Higgins & Brian Bergman
In addition to our Live and Silent Auction we had great raffle items including a 50" HD TV.
In addition to our Live and Silent Auction we had great raffle items including a 50" HD TV.
Beautiful and precocious Reagon Fernandez helped draw and call out the winning numbers.
Beautiful and precocious Reagon Fernandez helped draw and call out the winning numbers.
Tish McAllis at the open bar serving beer, wine and hurricanes.
Tish McAllis at the open bar serving beer, wine and hurricanes.
Our French Quarter Selfie Station with Paul and Claire Spothelfer
Our French Quarter Selfie Station with Paul and Claire Spothelfer
Beautiful ladies from La Habra including Josie Anderson who came down from Prescott, Arizona!
Beautiful ladies from La Habra including Josie Anderson who came down from Prescott, Arizona!
Carmen and Maria with the beautiful La Habra Princesses
Carmen and Maria with the beautiful La Habra Princesses
The soulful sounds of the Chris Anderson Group. They were amazing and a big hit!
The soulful sounds of the Chris Anderson Group. They were amazing and a big hit!
A good time was had by all!
A good time was had by all!
Thanks to our hard working staff! Jose Escobar, Alex Arias, Kristen Hazama and Jack Miller
Thanks to our hard working staff! Jose Escobar, Alex Arias, Kristen Hazama and Jack Miller
DJ and Haoua Mangue
Kim Praster and Carrie Surich
Amy Perez, Vice President, Carmen Miller, Executive Director and Carrie Surich, President
Kyle Miller, Field Rep for Senator Bob Archuletta introduced our special guests
Amy Perez-VP, Pam McVicar-Treasurer,Carmen Miller-E.D, Carrie Surich-Pres., James Gomez-Trustee,Terry Kennedy-Past Pres.,Senator Bob Archuleta and Maria Martinez-Trustee
Rafael & Esther Fernandez
Mayor James Gomez, Ray Fernandez, Senator Archuleta and Mayor Brian Bergman, La Habra Heights
Former Mayors of La Habra Heights front row Stan Carroll, Claire Spothelfer, Jean Lietzau, Carol Englehardt, Kyle Miller, back row- Layne Baroldi, Michael Higgins & Brian Bergman
In addition to our Live and Silent Auction we had great raffle items including a 50" HD TV.
Beautiful and precocious Reagon Fernandez helped draw and call out the winning numbers.
Tish McAllis at the open bar serving beer, wine and hurricanes.
Our French Quarter Selfie Station with Paul and Claire Spothelfer
Beautiful ladies from La Habra including Josie Anderson who came down from Prescott, Arizona!
Carmen and Maria with the beautiful La Habra Princesses
The soulful sounds of the Chris Anderson Group. They were amazing and a big hit!
A good time was had by all!
Thanks to our hard working staff! Jose Escobar, Alex Arias, Kristen Hazama and Jack Miller

Happy Mother’s Day

Our volunteers were happy to deliver meals and Mother’s Day gifts to our clients in the rain today! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!  Thank you to Our Lady of Guadalupe and VCC. The Gary Center for providing the items to fill our gift bags! 

Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day

Avocado Festival

Valentine’s Day 2/14/19

Thanks to Our Lady of Guadalupe and VCC:The Gary Center we were able to send to all our clients a Valentine’s gift bag that contained toiletries and everyday necessities.  We received many notes and calls of appreciation for the sweet Valentine surprise! La Habra is truly a caring community!

Valentine's gift bag
Lady of Guadalupe
Valentine's gift bag
Lady of Guadalupe

Holiday Food Deliveries

During the holidays we delivered three days worth of food while the community center was closed for repairs. It was quite a job but with the help of many hands it got done!

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Holiday Food Deliveries

Gift Bags

In December we sent out gift bags to all our clients. Thanks to Scott Miller at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fernando Sanudo with VCC:The Gary Center who donated the toiletries and candy, and to Gloria Luna for donating the Christmas jewelry. Our Executive Director Carmen Miller and Vice President Amy Perez we were able to…

gift bags

Thanksgiving Day Meals

On Thanksgiving Day Calvary Chapel prepares meals for all who are interested in the community of La Habra. They served 1100 meals which included delivering to La Habra Meals on Wheels clients. Thank you to Councilman James Gomez and Pastor Lance Cook for including our clients!

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2018 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On November 2, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the La Habra Community Center. Entertainment was provided by Violinist AD and Caricature Artist Raoul Pasqual. Thank you both for donating your time! There was plenty of delicious food, raffle items and goody bags! Everyone went home with a gift! We would not be…

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Photos compliments of Bruce Martin

3rd Annual Fundraiser

During the summer, La Habra Meals on Wheels held their third annual fundraiser “A Tropical Paradise Gala” at the Heights home of Ray and Esther Fernandez. According to Carmen Miller, the executive director, the fundraiser was a tremendous success in large part due to the support of so many of the Heights residents. Ray and…

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Photos by Paul Luna @ Luna Ink.Photography