Jewish Family Service Offers Seniors Free Vaccine Rides | Local charities

Jewish Family Service offers free ride to local senior

The Jewish Family Service of San Diego is offering free rides to seniors seeking COVID-19 shots or boosters. The Transportation Assistant is an extension of the non-profit organization’s On the Go program, which provides volunteer rides for appointments and errands, and is open to seniors of all faiths who reside in the one of 36 ZIP Codes in North and East County.

“Many of our local seniors are housebound and don’t have access to transportation,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “We cannot let this stand in the way of older people wanting to get a vaccine or a booster. We want people to know that we are here to help them.

Seniors or their caregivers can call 858-637-3210 at least two days in advance to schedule a ride. The association also recruits volunteer drivers. Visit to learn more.

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Kathy Karpé, Kathy Van Ness, Marilou dela Rosa, Jerry Stien, Heather Jenkins and Sally Hickok

Golden Door Wellness Retreat donated $50,000 to House of Amparo to help end child abuse and neglect. Casa de Amparo plans to use the funds to provide shelter, residential services, trauma-informed therapy and transportation for children who have been removed from their homes. Golden Door donates all of its net profits to philanthropic causes.

“We are so grateful that our neighbors and friends at Porte Dorée have made such a generous donation that has impacted the lives of many children who desperately need our services,” said Kathy Karpé, director of development at Casa by Amparo. “Thank you so much to the Golden Door for your commitment to helping our Casa Kids.”

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