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What We Did for Meals on Wheels of Staten Island

December 26, 2011
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Meals on Wheels of Staten Island

As a Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteer since 2001, Victor has been delivering meals every Wednesday to about twenty elderly clients. He noticed that the Meals on Wheels of Staten Island website hadn’t been updated for years, and when he asked, he found that MOW didn’t have much of a relationship with their web developers. They had trouble contacting anyone at the company and no one from the company tried to contact them.

Fast Smart Web Design offered to redo the website and set up the new version in such a way that the (extremely overworked) volunteer administrator could easily update the pages herself. She now regularly updates the newsletters and tweaks the pages when rules or procedures change.

In the redesign, we also

  • connected Meals on Wheels with PayPal for donations, memberships, and events
  • created volunteer and client application forms with reCAPTCHAs to reduce spam
  • added an SSL certificate to make sure that no one outside MOW could access clients’ information without their permission
  • added a translation widget to make it easier for multilingual clients to understand what was on the pages
  • included a widget that made the type larger (or smaller) to help older adults read the pages