Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Volunteer Driving Program Serves Community

Guest Blogger, Agency Member iTNNorthJersey, Mary Lyon Kims 

iTNNorthJersey is thrilled to be able to help almost 100 seniors and visually impaired members in Bergen County!  None of this would be possible without the support of both our generous grantors, The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, and our fantastic volunteer drivers. It’s been very rewarding to hear back from our members how much they “love” the volunteers who drive them where they need to go.  To say this is rewarding is an understatement.

In September we began bringing Gloria, a 90 year old Electrical Engineer and Professor, to Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck to teach 4 days per week.  We now bring 6 members to their dialysis appointments three times a week– a life saver to them and their families in more ways than one.  

ITNNorthJersey volunteers help seniors and the visually impaired
Our newest visually impaired member Sal is now able to attend events that are important to him all over the county in locations and time frames that no other service could help him with but iTNNorthJersey.

In order to continue to be able to provide this very necessary service we need more volunteer drivers.  Please spread the word – as little as one ride per month will help our riders tremendously.  It’s the greatest feeling in the world when we can say to a member “Yes! We can take you there!”.

Volunteers are needed to help serve more members of Bergen County.  Volunteers are needed to drive those in need to appointments, errands, or any other ride they may need.  Volunteers can volunteer as little as 2 hours per month or of course spend much more time helping.  Please call Mary Lyons Kim at 201-398-6885 to learn more or sign up!

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