Increase your gift’s ‘mileage’;
donate during Amplify Austin
Your donation to Drive a Senior – Elgin goes twice as far during Amplify Austin’s annual Day of Giving March 2-3. St. David’s Foundation, a “healthy aging partner” for our Drive a Senior network is matching the amount any donor gives to our organization during Amplify. See our region’s donate page.
SAVE the DATE
TASTE the TOWN
For a really fun evening and one of the biggest annual fundraising events for Drive a Senior – Elgin, join us for our annual Taste the Town. We stroll through historic downtown Elgin, stopping at local businesses to sample food and beverages. Return to this page for more details in the coming weeks.
We really love our ‘Friends’
Not too long ago, we began a new program called “Friends of Drive A Senior- Elgin” and we are excited about the great response we received. Drive a Senior depends on grants and donations to sustain our program and, once again, the Elgin community came through for us.
“Friends” are recognized at four different membership levels based on their annual contribution. All “Friends” will receive updates with the latest and greatest happenings from our Elgin region. This includes newsletters, upcoming events and opportunities to participate in making a difference in the lives of our clients. Forming this group has helped us expand our connections with the Elgin community and made it possible to better serve our clients.
For information about becoming a “Friend” please contact our office at 512.281.6065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Van program keeps local seniors on the move
There’s a new van in town. Thanks to a generous grant from Bluebonnet Electric we were able to purchase a new van, which we use to make group trips for our senior passengers. Most of our van trips are social outings to restaurants, museums, music shows, shopping and grocery stores. This program has been a wonderful addition to our medical transportation, as the friendships made are simply priceless.
We provide transportation for seniors living in the 78621 zip code and communities immediately adjoining Elgin that have 285 or 281 (Elgin) telephone prefixes. To make the most of our volunteer resources we do have the following requirements:
- To qualify for transportation to medical-related appointments you must be at least 65 of years of age.
- To qualify for van trips (social outings) you must be at least 60 years of age.
- We drive in Elgin and the immediate vicinity, including central Austin, Bastrop and Taylor. Please try to make appointments in, or as close to, Elgin as possible. We do not drive into far areas of Austin when closer options are available.
How you can help ….
SHARE YOUR TIME: Even if driving’s not your cup of tea there are a world of ways to help your homebound senior neighbors. 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.
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 our Drive a Senior region below. And there are other ways to contribute by doing things your already do anyway.
Individual direct local donations …
Your one-time financial gift to this region provides many of your senior neighbors with much needed transportation and allows them to stay in their own homes.Because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, most donations to Drive a Senior are tax deductible.
Spread that smile around…
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YOUR LOCAL DRIVE A SENIOR
P.O. Box 1368 | Elgin, TX 78621
phone hours: Mon-Fri 9am-noon
office hours: phone to set up a time
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Erin Heine
OFFICE ASSISTANT | Kay Wilson
PRESIDENT | Denise Meyer
VICE PRESIDENT | Traci Boyle
TREASURER | Paul Henry
SECRETARY | Alecia Greenspan
MEMBERS | Gloria Maass, Marjorie Matetzschk, Shirley McKamie, Audrey Puryear, Beth Walterscheidt, Ivan Wilson
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