Give Back 2019
February 1- June 30, 2019
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $20,000 to support our Living Well Transport Service!
The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) created Living Well Transport Services (LWTS) to offer people with disabilities and older adults another option to travel in their community. LWTS has been in operation for a little over a year and is becoming a cornerstone.
We have two full time staff – Transportation Coordinator/Scheduler and Transportation Manager/Driver, three drivers and a fleet of three vehicles! The service is steadily growing because the need is so great!
LWTS is unique. LWTS is flexible. LWTS provides :
- accessible vehicles to transport individuals using wheelchairs, scooters or another mobility device.
- friendly and personal service from reservation to arriving home.
- no long wait time to be picked up or dropped off at the destination.
- seven days a week service.
- no restricted reasons for a ride.
- drivers who are vetted and sensitive to people with disabilities and older adults.
During the 2018 Give Back campaign we raised $19,700. With those generous donations we created the “Discount Rider Program”. Based on the riders income, the program subsidizes rides for people who can not afford the program’s standard rate. It is based on the rider’s income and eligible riders can receive a 20% to 80% discount. The program will continue as long as we have the funds to support it. That is why Give Back 2019 is dedicated to Living Well Transport Services!
With your help, the CILCP can take our service to the next level. We will continue the Discount Rider Program, improve customer service, and operate more efficiently by investing in:
- Scheduling software
- Communication technology
- LWTS Employee equipment
To meet our goal, the CILCP is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community and we are planning a series of fundraising events leading to the walk on May 18, 2019.
LWTS provides more transportation choices, lessens isolation, and helps people with disabilities be active in their community. LWTS riders attend family birthday celebrations, go to grocery stores, attend dinner with friends, and more. For People With Disabilities, older adults, and riders using wheelchairs, LWTS is a key to independence!
We need your help to keep going! How can you can support this worthwhile service?
Questions? Contact Sharon Behun, Director of Program Development & Expansion, at 717-731-1900 extension 224 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Give Back 2019 Events
- January 31, 2019: Give Back 2019 Kickoff Reception
Let’s start off on the right foot at the Midstate Distillery with food, beverage (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and live music.
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- February 2019: Dine Out at Pizza Grille in Camp Hill
Why cook when you can eat out? It’s a twofer–join us for dinner and show your support for LWTS!
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- March 7, 2019: Cooking Mardi Gras Style
Jambalaya! Cooking demo & hands-on class at Giant in Camp Hill
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- April 25, 2019: Dine Out at Bonefish Grill in Camp Hill
Bonefish Grill will donate 15% of your bill to the CILCP!
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- May 18, 2019: 2019 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
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Join our team to support Living Well Transport Services!
Hear what participants of LWTS have to say about the Discount Rider Program:
I really am thankful for LWTS and the services they provide. The drivers are caring, prompt and courteous. Not only am I taken to and from work every day, but I was even able to arrange an outing to a Hershey Bears Game! Thanks to LWTS I was able to get out with friends and have a great time.
Josh, Camp Hill
LWTS allows me to travel independently and provides me with safe and reliable transportation. Travelling independently boosts my confidence and allows my wife to recharge her batteries! She knows I am safe and in competent hands.
The Discount Rider Program is a Win-Win—it allows me to participate more in the community.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is always grateful for financial contributions made by individuals and organizations who share in our mission to eliminate and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.
If you would like to donate to the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania, be assured that we will use your investment wisely, to further our programs and services and continue expanding the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.