Your Support is Needed
The holiday season is the time of year when many of us feel compelled to open our hearts and give to others in a special and meaningful way. I would like to tell you a bit about a program that is providing tremendous support for seniors in our community, and assuring they have access to healthcare when they need it – the Ascension Saint Agnes Trusted Ride Chaperone Program.
Caring for seniors has been a prominent national focus throughout the pandemic, yet many families have not been able to provide direct support for their loved ones. With a resolute commitment to the health of our senior population, Ascension Saint Agnes created a program to help seniors safely get to medical appointments while also reducing the risk of fall or injury during the transportation process. This service removes many barriers for those who find it challenging to get to and from their doctor’s appointments
The Ascension Saint Agnes Trusted Ride Chaperone Program provides senior patients in need of assistance with a chaperone – someone who can greet them with a warm smile, help them in and out of their home, accompany them to a doctor’s appointment and then assure they get back home and settled in, safely. The Trusted Ride Chaperone Program is an innovative, one-of-a-kind initiative, made possible with support from both community volunteers who serve as our chaperones, and philanthropic donors whose gifts cover the costs associated with these services
Ascension Saint Agnes is proud to provide a safety net for local seniors—but we can’t do it without your support. Our Foundation needs to raise $125,000 to fund volunteer training, transportation costs, and social work and case management resources. We are incredibly grateful that several donors have already contributed, allowing us to achieve 20 percent of this goal. We hope you will consider making a gift that is meaningful to you to ensure this program can continue. I’ve attached a tear-off donation card to the bottom of this letter and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your convenience.