Whew! iTNNorthJersey has taken off like wildfire and we’re living in gratitude. We’d like to first thank some of those who helped us get started providing rides to those 60+ and the visually impaired. The JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly helped facilitate the relationship between The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation along with The Jewish Federation of North Jersey, our two founding grant donors. Both The Taub Foundation and The Jewish Federation have been incredibly supportive and generous in our efforts to help those needing another, and probably better, transportation option in Bergen County. We have also received a grant from New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance and several smaller private donations.
As of August 1st we have 45 Rider Members and 20 Volunteer Drivers. Ideally we need a 2 -1 ratio so we are ALWAYS recruiting drivers who can provide as little as one ride per month although more is much appreciated. Try it – you’ll like it!
Driving our members where they want to go, when they need to get there, is incredibly rewarding. Bringing Roy from his house in Allendale to rehab in Saddle Brook always brings with it interesting and intellectual conversations. Driving Doris from her home in Ft. Lee to her favorite shopping mall is a laugh filled ride that’s always inspiring and uplifting. We are so happy to be able to bring Trudy to visit her husband in rehab for lunch several times per week. She would otherwise have no other way to get from her home in Paramus up to Rockleigh that would be affordable.
We’ll continue to work hard to make iTNNorthJersey a continued success and please reach out to us anytime for more information; suggestions and good wishes are always appreciated.
We’re enjoying the ride and so can you!