Who We Are - Kansas Affiliate
I opened CommonCourtesy Kansas in 2017 after discovering the amazing work being done in Atlanta, GA by CommonCourtesy, Inc. The founders, Bob and Anne Carr had developed partnerships with ride-share companies, Lyft and Uber in order to schedule rides on others behalf.
Here, in our Wichita community, I have experienced first-hand the lack of transportation many people have, mainly those who are low-income, older adults, veterans, those without family, those with chronic conditions (dialysis & chemo treatments), etc., and I decided that I could help provide another solution to help people get to where they need to go.
I teamed up with CommonCourtesy, Inc., as an affiliate, in order to provide this solution here in our community & surrounding cities. The best part is they are a 501(c)3 non-profit company, so if you want to help our cause, please click here to become a sponsor for our Wichita community, or learn more about partnership opportunities in order to help fund rides for those in need of transportation!
Our parents and/or grandparents are on fixed-incomes, they need our help getting to doctor's appointments, the grocery store, or even leisurely activities. Their only options are the city bus, costly private transportation, or taxi services.
The founders Bob and Anne Carr have devoted countless hours and finances to create this novel system that allows seniors to continue their independence. They recognize that millions of people in the US are confined at home because they cannot drive. To read more about their journey, please visit the News & Blogs section.
Kansas Affiliate Director
I began my new career passion in 2009 after several years of being a family caregiver, and experiencing many obstacles and gaps in services within community programs during that time. Out of this experience, I gained a newfound respect for our older adult population and vowed to be an advocate and help in any way I could. After many years of trying to figure out how to best use this passion, I returned to school and received a Masters in Aging Studies degree from Wichita State University, and shortly after I teamed up with CommonCourtesy, Inc, to bring this transportation service option to our community.