Help Austin’s Homebound Stay Connected!

On Feb. 17, 2009, all broadcast TV stations will switch from broadcasting on analog airwaves to digital airwaves. This means that every person without cable will need to install a converter box on their television to continue to receive basic stations, like NBC, ABC, and CBS. Because few MOWAM clients can afford cable due to the fact that most are elderly and are living on fixed incomes, many will be affected by this transition and lose their main connection to the outside world.

The federal government had made $40 coupons for the converter boxes available to individuals who needed them, but that program has run out of funding and these coupons are no longer being issued, leaving many MOWAM clients who were previously unaware of the coupons or unable to apply for them on their own, without. Therefore, MOWAM is now accepting donations from anyone in the community who might already have coupons they do not plan to use.

To donate coupons to low-income, MOWAM clients, please do one of the following:

1. Simply mail them to:

Meals on Wheels and More
Attn: Sandy Bautista
3227 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702

2. Call (512)476-6325

3. Email 

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