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DRIVE A SENIOR – ELGIN

IT’S TIME TO AMPLIFY DRIVE A SENIOR – ELGIN!

Amplify Austin is an annual online giving event to support area non-profits.

 Early donations can be entered NOW

24 Giving Event is from 6pm Feb 28 to 6pm March 1

Amplify Austin is a great time to donate to Drive a Senior – Elgin. As a grant partner of the generous St. David’s Foundation (SDF), we will receive additional money from matching funds provided by SDF. The percentage of the match will be determined after the close of the event. If you like to see your money go further, now is the time to donate.

SAVE THE DATE!

Our FAMOUS pork steak fundraiser lunch will be Saturday, April 6 from 11am to 1pm at the Elgin Fire Station.

Tickets are $10 per plate and will be available for purchase on February 26. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance, as this helps us plan. Only a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event.

Plates include a big ole’ pork steak cooked to perfection, cheesy potatoes, green beans and a roll.

This is a drive through event so you don’t even have to get out of your car.

OUR WILDCAT SPIRIT SHIRTS are available for purchase at ETX Travel located at 11 North Main St. in Elgin, Texas. (On the corner of Main St. and The Depot Museum parking lot.)

We are pleased to announce an expansion in our van program!

NOW ENROLLING NEW CLIENTS

In an effort to better serve current clients and help new folks, we are now offering group van rides to Austin for medical appointments.

Medical van rides to Austin will take place on the second Monday and fourth Wednesday of each month. We ask that clients schedule Austin appointments on these dates between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm.  The van will pick up clients at their homes and return them to their homes after the trip.

Group trips to Walmart and HEB are the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month.

We will continue to offer the popular group social outings. Schedules vary from month to month.

To participate in these programs you must be an enrolled client.

For information on enrolling contact our office at 512-281-6065  between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

H A P P E N I N G S

A journey

is best

measured

in friends,

not miles.

TIM CAHILL

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 elgin@driveasenior.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.

ELGIN

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.

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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.

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Spread that smile around…

Make our Drive a Senior region  the recipient of a portion of your Amazon purchases by signing up with the Amazon Smile program. Whenever you make a purchase Amazon sends  us a “finders’ fee.” That way everybody smiles. Just make sure to add Elgin Caregivers when you make your Amazon purchase.

YOUR LOCAL DRIVE A SENIOR

P.O. Box 1368 |  Elgin, TX 78621
elgin@driveasenior.org
512-281-6065 or 512-281-6553
phone hours: Mon-Thur 9am-noon
office hours: phone to set up a time

REGIONAL DIRECTOR | Erin Heine

SERVICES COORDINATOR| Esther Garza

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT | Traci Boyle
VICE PRESIDENT | Patty Hoerig
TREASURER | Paul Henry
SECRETARY | Gloria Maass
MEMBERS | Ron Hilliard, LuAnn James, Kelly Koenning, Sherrill Schier

SPONSORING CONGREGATIONS
Cedar Valley Baptist Church
Journey Elgin
First Presbyterian Church
St. Peters Lutheran Church