Senior Access: Amplify Austin Nonprofit Spotlight

RecognizeGood’s mission is to illuminate good in the greater Austin community, and through our partnership with I Live Here I Give Here and the community-wide day of giving known as Amplify Austin Day, we’re proud to showcase one way we’re doing that.

Since its launch in 2007, I Live Here I Give Here has helped raise over $100MM for Central Texas nonprofit organizations by helping promote over 700 nonprofit members and help tell their stories. Storytelling is something that many nonprofits struggle with, but thanks to the RecognizeGood partnership the I Live Here I Give Here staff was able to thoughtfully invite a group of nonprofits to tell their story through RecognizeGood. The videos in this series will be shown during Amplify Live, a 24-hour livestream that provides engaging content to attract donors to interact with the Amplify Austin site.

Thanks to our venue host for this series, Monks Jazz Club in east Austin!


Nonprofit Spotlight: Senior Access

 

Nonprofit Representative: Serita Lacasse, Executive Director

 

Mission: Senior Access provides free transportation and support services that enhances independence and quality of life for all of our Senior clients.

 

Our Favorite Parts:

“You’re only able to age in place if you are able to get out and do things. If you’re home and dependent on others to take care of you, you get older. You suffer… you don’t feel like a person contributing to society.”

“We’re not like a Lyft or a bus service that will just pick you up at the bus stop and take you. We give them the trust that someone will be there to help them when they need it.”

“You’re not seeing just a bunch of older people just sitting on a bus. You’re seeing socialization. You’re seeing birthday cards exchanged… They get to meet people going through similar situations. I think that’s even more important than the drive.”




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About RecognizeGood

RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.