In its eighth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving for nonprofits and charities powered by social media, collaboration and online giving. We invite you to take action this #GivingTuesday and join the EFEPA’s efforts on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
As many of you know all too well, transportation issues continue to be one of the greatest barriers our community members face. In Pennsylvania, people living with epilepsy are required to be seizure-free for six months in order to obtain their driver’s license. Getting to and from work or school, attending doctor and specialist appointments, and joining educational conferences and support groups can often seem impossible. This loss of independence can lead to isolation, depression, and restricted access to available resources, treatments and support services.
On December 1, 2020 take the wheel and help us expand our dedicated Transportation Fund. The fund will provide travel assistance to community members who need a little extra help getting from here to there. Your donation can help empower and improve the lives of the estimated 110,000 individuals living with epilepsy in eastern PA by alleviating the stress and financial burden of transportation.
The Transportation Fund will cover public transit fares and ridesharing costs (like Uber or Lyft). As a part of the Fund, travel assistance will also include a one-on-one consultation with your local Resource Coordinator to create a long-term sustainable transportation plan.
What is YOUR #DriveToGive? This #GivingTuesday, make it a gift that can help mobilize our community all year long.
Join us on Tuesday, December 1st and help us provide a world of possibilities with our Transportation Fund. Together, we can and will make a difference in the lives of those battling epilepsy.
“I’m more than 1 in 26…recently diagnosed and the only one in my family (which is huge) with it. Learning this new life. #epilepsyawareness”– Jennifer
“Didn’t actually know I was having simple partial seizures until a couple years ago! During a bunch of doctor visits for an MS diagnosis also led to an epilepsy diagnosis! #DoubleOurVoice #DoubleYourGift #DoubleTheDiagnoses”– Malarie
“1 in 26 is way too many!”– Cathy
“Together we can #EndEpilepsy! Stay Brave Warriors!!!”– Colleen and Bob