OUR MISSION

The purpose of the Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation, Inc. is to ensure the long-term financial stability of the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. This will be done by raising money through fundraising efforts, charitable solicitation, bequests and other sources to support the mission, vision and operations of the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc., and no other entity.

OUR STORY

The Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation, Inc. was established in 2018 and formally received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2021. As our mission states, the sole purpose of the foundation is to ensure the long-term financial stability of the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc.

Those who have historically made donations to the Volunteer Transportation Center may now make their donations to the
Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation, knowing their contributions continue to providing charitable transportation for people in need in the communities we serve.

WHY IS OUR MISSION IMPORTANT?

The Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation strives to support the great work of the Volunteer Transportation Center, which provides essential rides to health, social, and other destinations free of charge for residents of Northern New York who have no transportation alternatives.

The service the Volunteer Transportation Center provides is free to those we transport and the cost of which is covered, in many instances, by insurance providers and contracts the VTC has with various agencies. However, those the VTC transports who don’t fall under one of these categories are provided transportation through fundraisers we host and the generosity of donors like you!

In 2020, VTC volunteer drivers provided 24,926 charitable trips over 913,921 miles in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Of those miles, 404,009 originated in Jefferson County, 146,376 in Lewis County, and 363,536 in St. Lawrence County. That amounted to approximately $406,695 in mileage reimbursement issued to volunteer drivers.
That’s where the work of the Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation comes in.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Donations are a huge help to making our mission successful. Don’t think you can make a difference? Every dollar we receive provides TWO miles of transportation to folks in need. A $5 donation provides 10 miles, a $20 donation provides 40 miles, and so on. So, regardless of the amount you’re able to give, you CAN make a difference!

Donations may be made through to our ongoing “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” campaign through our secure checkout link HERE.

If you prefer to send your donation in or drop it off at our main office, the address is 24685 State Route 37, Watertown NY 13601.

Jeremiah S. Papineau
Foundation Director

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Have questions? Want to have our organization speak to your organization? Foundation Director Jeremiah S. Papineau would be happy to speak with you!

Give Jeremiah a call at 315-303-2590 or send him an email to foundation@volunteertransportation.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation and our mission to help the Volunteer Transportation Center help those in our community in need of transportation!