If half the battle is showing up then the other half must be GETTING THERE...
Accessibility Transportation is a Necessity
Accessible Transportation is Costly
Leave the Driving to Us!
My brother recently became visually impaired and I live in a different city so it’s been a struggle finding ways to help support him. At least, it was a struggle until I found Maryanne at Care For A Lift. Suddenly, I not only had a driver who could transport my brother safely, but I also had a wonderful advisor and thoughtful companion for him as well. Working with Maryanne has significantly improved the daily life of my sibling and... also mine! Scheduling is easy, communication is excellent, and her compassion is abundant. We feel so grateful and happy to have found Care For A Lift and I just can’t sing Maryanne’s praises loudly enough!
We’re Committed to Getting You There safely!
Getting There Society is a not-for-profit we formed to provide wheelchair accessible transportation to residents of the Sunshine Coast, BC. Maryanne Brabander operates Care For A Lift and has been providing accessible transportation to residents of the Sunshine Coast for five years. Requests have increased and operation costs accelerate, the current model Care for a Lift offers is no longer sustainable. Maryanne reached out to Ryan Staley of Coastal Rides to see if together they might better address the gap in accessible transportation, which has been a long-time challenge for many residents.
Publicly funded services such as handyDart and Transit buses have been unable to adequately respond to requests for door-to-door service, early morning appointments, or access to family and community services. The resulting gap puts a strain on both individuals, families, and health care budgets.
Getting There Society has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase an accessible van to fill this gap. Your support will play a critical role in keeping accessible transportation on the Coast, now and in the future.