Archive for the ‘ITNRacineCounty’ Category

Volunteer Connection: ITNRacineCounty recruiting volunteer drivers

March 20, 2014

ITN has several programs that give drivers options to accrue hours for future use of themselves, their families or other members of ITN. Many volunteer drivers enjoy the flexibility that ITN affords them, as some assignments are made on an “as needed” basis. Other drivers spend their winters in the south, and rejoin the ITN project when they return in the spring.

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Businesses can participate in Ride and Shop program

February 20, 2014

ITNRacineCounty’s Ride and Shop program is an opportunity for business owners to show their commitment to the community, public safety and their senior customers. Research shows that non-driving seniors make 59 percent fewer shopping trips and visits to restaurants.

For annual dues of $100 and a charge of $2 a ride, business owners can help their customers get to their business through rides from ITNRacineCounty. Benefits include free advertising from ITN in its newsletters, website and regular mailings to its customers. The company’s name is printed on the monthly bill of each rider every time he or she visits an establishment.

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Senior citizen transportation options addressed

November 25, 2013

What do you do when you notice Mom’s driving skills aren’t as sharp as they used to be? How do you provide transportation for Dad when the doctor says he needs to turn in the keys?

ITNRacineCounty, 6216 Washington Ave., Suite G, provides affordable transportation options for seniors ages 55 and older and those with visual impairments. It replicates the feeling of personal car ownership by giving rides in volunteers’ vehicles at any time.

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Free transportation offered for eye care appointments

September 30, 2013

ITNRacineCounty will participate in an ITNAmerica program to raise awareness of the challenges associated with vision impairment, low vision, senior mobility issues and the shortage of locally-available transportation options for seniors. One of their initiatives will fund transportation to and from medical eye care services.

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What if you could make a big difference in someone’s life?

July 23, 2013

What if you could make a big difference in someone’s life? You can save seniors and the visually impaired in our community from isolation in their homes by becoming a volunteer driver for ITNRacineCounty (Independent Transportation Network/Racine County). ITN is the only nonprofit that provides affordable, dignified, door-through-door rides within Racine County.

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ITNRacineCounty receives $15,000 grant from the Racine Community Foundation

May 6, 2013

ITNRacineCounty, a local nonprofit that provides rides to seniors aged 55 and older and any adults with visual impairment received a $15,000 grant from the Racine Community Foundation on April 29.

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ITNRacineCounty gathered together for fellowship at the Roma Lodge

April 26, 2013

Volunteers and visitors of the Senior Companion Program and volunteer drivers and member-riders of ITNRacineCounty gathered together for fellowship and thanksgiving at the Roma Lodge for a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, graciously sponsored by the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care on April 13.

The Senior Companion Program celebrates its 35th anniversary of its outreach program, connecting older adults and volunteers who visit regularly to listen, share experiences, reminisce and relieve loneliness. The program helps to foster relationships between older adults and faith communities, spiritual care, family, and friends, as well as local services such as ITNRacineCounty.

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ITNAmerica crosses the 500,000 ride milestone

March 8, 2013

The first national, non-profit transportation service for the aging population reached the half-million ride mark on Monday at one of ITNAmerica‘s 23 ITN affiliates in 18 states.

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Ride program for seniors gets $10K national grant [ITNRacineCounty]

December 12, 2012

A local nonprofit that provides rides to senior citizens received a grant Tuesday worth $10,000, about a sixth of the organization’s 2011 budget.

ITNRacineCounty was awarded $10,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation’s “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign. The campaign will award $1.5 million to 140 organizations meeting people’s basic needs across the country. Organizations were first nominated on Facebook in November and then were reviewed by Wal-Mart associates and a Wal-Mart Foundation panel, with winners chosen from more than 21,677 nominations, according to a press release.

ITNRacineCounty receive 25 percent of the purchases from the “sundae of the month”

November 5, 2012

Laura Garski, left, program director of ITNRacineCounty, received a donation from George Liapis, owner of Georgie Porgie’s, 5502 Washington Ave. ITNRacineCounty was selected as the nonprofit organization to receive 25 percent of the purchases from the “sundae of the month” program last summer.

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