The Driver – Volunteer Newsletter September 2023

by | Sep 20, 2023 | Volunteer Newsletters

One of the most effective ways that Neighbor Ride recruits new volunteers is through engaging with them at community events throughout Howard County.

Two things you probably do know.  Neighbor Ride has been adding new clients (and rides) faster than ever before.  Our volunteers (YOU) are the driving force behind Neighbor Ride and we are so thankful for your generosity.

Three ways you can help:

  • If community organizations you are involved with are holding upcoming events and/or have e-newsletters that Neighbor Ride can leverage to spread the word about volunteering with Neighbor Ride, please contact Patrice or Andrew
  • Join us at our Neighbor Walk events around Lake Kittamaqundi from 10am to 11am on Oct 12th and 24th to share your Neighbor Ride experiences with prospective volunteers.
  • As always, share your Neighbor Ride experience with your friends, neighbors and colleagues – recruiting new volunteers is critical to our ability to keep up with our growing client base and keep our Ride Fill Rate above 96%.

The Neighbor Ride car magnets are one of our biggest recruiting tools, so we have designated every 3rd Tuesday of the month as Magnet Day. We ask all volunteers to display the magnets on their cars throughout the day. Mark your calendars for October 17, November 20, and December 20! THE NEXT MAGNET DAY IS October 17th!


Deborah Bennett

Mary Hepple

Zeba Ahmed

Tom Seivert

Welcome Back 

Marie McDuff

Tanika Gentry

Join the Neighbor Ride staff  on a walk around beautiful Lake Kittamaqundi on Tuesday morning, October 10 and 24th from 10-11. Wear you Neighbor Ride shirts or ID’s and enjoy sharing some stories with potential volunteers. See the Walktober website for other walking opportunities in Howard County throughout the month of October


Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Families of:

Client – Ruth Ann Hester

Client – Herma Symes

Client – Jean Campen

Client – Philip Branch​

With hearts beyond heavy, we share that our long time bookkeeper, Carol Jackson, passed away after a brave fight against cancer. Carol was a part of Neighbor Ride’s family from nearly the beginning – handling our finances and tirelessly supporting and championing our cause in countless ways. But, far more importantly, she was our treasured friend. We will miss her warmth, her indomitable spirit, and, perhaps most of all, her oh-so-beautiful giggle and smile.

Carol’s family has asked that contributions in her memory be sent to Neighbor Ride or the Casey Cares Foundation


Candlelight Concert Society’s 51st concert season kicks off with the world-acclaimed Fauré Quartett, on Oct 1, 4:00pm at the HCC Smith Theatre. They’ll be presenting a rare (one of the first in recent memory!) piano quartet recital, featuring works by Fauré and Brahms.

Neighbor Ride volunteers are invited to enjoy a special 50% ticket discount. To take advantage of this offer, simply visit their website and use the code 50OFF when purchasing your ticket(s). Please also send an email to Mira, Candlelight’s Sales & Marketing Coordinator, at to let her know that you are a Neighbor Ride volunteer and have used the code.