Neighbors Who Care Unveiled Its New Van to Provide Support to East Valley Seniors

Neighbors Who Care, the Chandler-based non-profit dedicated to assisting seniors in Sun Lakes and South Chandler, celebrated with 100 of its friends, volunteers, and clients by unveiling our new van at a volunteer appreciation event in April, held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church parking lot. The new van was funded by contributions from the community, including additional grants from Dignity Health, Intel, Sundt, Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation, and Lions International, and Sun Lakes evening club.

“Neighbors Who Care is so grateful for each and every person who contributed to making this new van a reality,” said Sheryl Keeme, executive director at Neighbors Who Care. “With this new van, we will be able to continue our mission to help older adults maintain their independence with rides for groceries along with fellow clients.”

“Adding this van to our efforts will change the game for us. This van allows us to transport our clients to and from food stores,” said Ramon Rubio, volunteer driver and board member at Neighbors Who Care.

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About Neighbors Who Care: Neighbors Who Care was founded in 1994 and assists older adults in Sun Lakes and South Chandler. Neighbors Who Care inspires a robust network of volunteers who respond to the ever-changing needs of our aging community, helping them live at home with pride, dignity, and independence. Learn more at

Start date for Neighbors Who Care client van services: Neighbors Who Care clients who are already approved for van transportation services can expect to learn when they can begin signing up for weekly grocery trips via mail. Look for an announcement about when service will begin, how to sign up for this first-come, first-served service, and which stores will be visited on the weekly specific schedule in your U.S. mail. Adaptations are currently being made on the van. The expected start date is early June.