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The Drive a Senior Network consists of 5 local Drive a Senior non-profit agencies that provide free transportation and support services to older adults in the greater Austin Metropolitan area.

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IRS EIN: 46-5204159
Website: http://www.driveasenior.org
Email: network@driveasenior.org
Phone Number: 512-456-8262
Address: 300 S Lamar Blvd. Ste D-109 #435
Austin, TX 78704
We are the oldest, largest, and most reliable provider of free transportation for seniors in the greater Austin area. Our programs depend on our dedicated and caring volunteers. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, visit: https://driveasenior.org/

As the demand for our services grows, we seek to meet the need by accepting new clients and new service areas. Become a volunteer today to help even more of our neighbors!

Impact Statement

Austin has the fastest growing population of people aged 55-64, and the second fastest growing population of 65+ in the country. As our population booms, our city's transportation infrastructure faces many obstacles. Your senior neighbor may be making the choice to skip a meal or medical appointment for the simple lack of a ride.

Transportation is the link to support services. In 2016, Drive a Senior volunteers provided over 36,000 rides, driving more than 392,000 miles and providing 40,000 service hours to seniors in the Greater Austin area.

Drive a Senior seeks to enhance a healthy quality of life for older adults by providing transportation, minor home repairs, and friendly visits.

Aging brings many changes: retirement; loss of vision, hearing, and mobility; death of friends, family or a spouse. The transportation Drive a Senior provides is not just about the destination, but the journey. The relationships built between volunteers and older adults contribute to the well-being of seniors, who have fewer opportunities for social interaction as they age.

Your support means a neighbor's independence and ability to enjoy HEALTHY AGING IN PLACE.

Needs Statement

Funding will expand our volunteer transportation services to more seniors in the greater Austin Metropolitan area. Funds will be used for transportation coordination, volunteer recruitment and training and van program expenses. With YOUR help, we can support more of the people who built the community we are enjoying today. Give back by providing more rides!
"Bless all of you who do so much for me! Nothing goes unnoticed! Love to all of you." Norma

"Thanks for all you do to help this home bound senior get out, I feel very blessed to know I can get to my doctors and to the grocery store weekly. Thanks for the Angels of Drive a Senior." Sue

"When I drive a senior it's a good day. Helping someone stay independent is important, but what I value the most are the caring connections." Andrew

"It feels like I'm helping somebody's mother or grandmother. I honestly think I'm receiving more than I give." Natalie

"I couldn't have had these (lumbar spine) injections without everyone who worked to get me a ride to and from the procedure ... Once again, I found the volunteer drivers, David and Ginna, to be both accommodating to my needs and delightful to be with." Karen

"The drives are fun for me because everyone I have driven is so unbelievably nice, interesting and appreciative.... all of the clients have very interesting stories, have lived full lives and love to share their experiences." Tracy

Match Amount

St. David's Foundation has offered a $1M matching grant to be distributed among their nonprofit Grant Partners on Amplify Austin Day. St. David's Foundation's 2018 Grant Partners will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day. Last year, this match resulted in a 30% boost to the funds raised by Grant Partners on the Day.