RSVP of Central Oklahoma, is pleased to announce receipt of a $15,000 iFunds Services for Elderly grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) to support RSVP Telephone Buddies and RSVP Provide-A-Ride.
RSVP Telephone Buddies utilizes volunteers age 55+ to make regularly scheduled phone calls to senior citizens who are isolated in their communities, performing wellness checks on clients and providing much needed friendship over the phone.
RSVP Provide-A-Ride utilizes volunteers age 55+ to drive low to moderate-income persons age 60 and older to medical appointments. This free service ensures Oklahoma county seniors with no means of transportation are able to get to necessary medical appointments and treatments.
RSVP of Central Oklahoma is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing services such as Telephone Buddies and Provide-A-Ride to clients at no cost to them.
Beth Patterson, RSVP executive director, says: “We are excited about this generous grant from iFunds, which will allow RSVP to serve additional clients in need. There are so many seniors who do not have adequate or affordable transportation, or anyone checking on their well-being on a regular basis.
"The monies from this grant will be well utilized to reach out to such individuals, ensuring they receive the assistance and attention they deserve.”
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity organization, was established in 1969 through the leadership of oilman and philanthropist John E. Kirkpatrick, along with eight fellow community leaders.
The Services for Elderly iFunds grant represents a compilation of donations made by donors to benefit an organization offering direct services to individuals to help them continue to live independently. Two additional iFunds grant programs provide support for organizations providing access to health care and providing opportunities for children.
For more information on iFunds, visit www.ifundokc.org. And be sure to check out www.occf.org while you’re at it.
For complete details on RSVP of Central Oklahoma, call 605-3110 or log on to www.rsvpokc.org