The up-and-coming ITNNorthCentralConnecticut received a donation from Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels. Set to begin operation in January 2008, ITNNorthCentralConnecticut is an economically sustainable, regional transportation service for individuals 60 years of age and older and the visually impaired living in north central Connecticut.
The primary goal of ITNNorthCentralConnecticut is to enable seniors who no longer drive the ability to maintain their freedom and independence, while also preserving their dignity. They will enjoy peace of mind in knowing a car and driver are available to them anytime, and they do not have to ask for favors, plan around the schedules of others, use public tax dollars, travel in groups, or make their way to a pick-up point to reach their destination. Rides will be charged by the mile and will be paid for out of a prepaid debit account established for each member.
Development of ITNNorthCentralConnecticut has been funded in part by a grant from the State of Connecticut. Additional community funding is needed to launch the program. To this end, organizers continue to seek monetary donations, car donations, volunteer drivers and community partners to help ensure the program’s success. To find out how you can help, please call Chris Casey at (860) 698-6267.
Dick Stevens (left), President Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels presenting a check to ITNNorthCentralConnecticut board members Pam Brown (center) and Fran Walenta (right)