Call 512-472-6339 to reserve your seat for our weekly grocery van
or for January’s Social Club Outings
Many thanks to congregants of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Each holiday season The Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd, in Tarrytown, sponsors 10-15 seniors for the holidays. The congregation takes in donations from their congregants and we deliver the gifts to the seniors in December.
Just one of the ways our supporting congregations help spread the holiday spirit of joy and happiness throughout the Austin area. It’s so amazing to see what a community can do to ensure that our seniors are looked after. Thank you to everyone who helps us fulfill our mission on a daily basis!
We have all heard of Black Friday and now Cyber Monday – but did you know about GIVING TUESDAY?
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and community collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Drive A Senior West Austin will be participating this year and we are hoping that you will join us! We are asking everyone involved with Drive A Senior to commit to making a donation, big or small, so we can continue to serve the transportation needs of older adults.
Mark your calendars for December 3, 2019 and help us reach our goal of $3,000!
DECEMBER 2019 SOCIAL CLUB SCHEDULE
Call to reserve a spot: 512-472-6339
Zip code: 78731, 78756, 78757, 78759
Zip code: 78701, 78703, 78705, 78751
Don’t forget about our monthly Van-Rider Contest, where you can win a $25 gift card!
Call the office for more details!
2019 Client Surveys are coming soon!
If you fill out and return your survey before December 16th, you will be entered to win a $50 VISA gift card!
Our program will be closed on the following days in observation of the Winter Holidays:
November 27th – 29th
December 16th – January 2nd
*The grocery van will run on December 16th and 18th. It will NOT run December 23rd – January 2nd
WE NEED HELP
RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS!
Do you attend a church group?
Do you have influence at your local school?
Are you part of a community outreach group?
Are you involved in a parent group?
Visit www.driveasenior.org/austin-west or call 512-472-6339
Welcome to our newest board member Jim Larkin!
Bounded by the Colorado River to the west and south and Loop 360 and US 183 to the north, this region serves downtown Austin as well as Central Austin, Old West Austin, Hyde Park, Rosedale, Tarrytown, Allandale, Northwest Hills and North Shoal Creek.
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HEB (Far West) | Walmart (Northcross)
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HEB (Far West) | Walmart (Northcross)
Van passengers need to reserve their seats at least three business days in advance by phoning 512.472.6339. All are morning trips.
SHARE SOME OF YOUR TIME: Even if driving’s not your cup of tea there are a world of ways to help your homebound senior neighbors. Are you good with a wrench? Join our brigade of part- time handymen. Like to visit? Make occasional home visits; they’re always welcome. Like spending time on the phone? Check in with a senior neighbor who’d love a chat? How about helping out in our office part time? Assisting in our next fund-raiser? Passing out flyers? If you have the time, we have the task.
PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Donations make it possible for Drive a Senior to serve our nearby senior citizens and to plan to continue that service as the needs grow. You can donate to Drive a Senior – West Austin online here. And there lots of other ways a little contribution can turn into a lot of rides, such as:
Make Drive a Senior – West Austin the recipient of your Amazon Smile program and whenever you make a purchase Amazon sends us a “finders’ fee.” That way everybody smiles.
The next time you venture into Austin, leave the driving to Ride Austin and ‘Round Up’ for Drive a Senior in the app. We get the difference between your fare and the next whole dollar. Every time.
You already save money with your Randall’s Remarkable card. But you can also make money for Drive a Senior with your grocery purchases. Visit the Courtesy Booth at your Randall’s and add our number (below) to associate our cause with your card. Randall’s will send a check for 1 per cent of all grocery purchases by Remarkable Card holders who add our number. You only need to add the number once. Here’s that number: 7670
Congregation Agudas Achim
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Highland Park Baptist Church
Hillcrest Baptist Church
Hyde Park Baptist Church
NW Hills United Methodist Church
St. David’s Episcopal Church
St. John’s United Methodist Church
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
St. Theresa’s Catholic Church
Tarrytown United Methodist Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church