Make a Donation
Make a tax-deductible donation to Eras Senior Network, Inc. Your gift will help to engage and support Waukesha and Milwaukee County seniors in leading meaningful lives.
Why does a volunteer organization need money?
On first glance one might assume that programs that rely significantly on volunteers, like the food bank and tutoring program in our review, would be low-cost programs because of the extent to which their services are delivered by unpaid help. And yet the tutors have to be recruited, screened, trained, and carefully supervised
Nonprofit organizations that have a vision for incorporating volunteer in service delivery accrue advantages over time to their volunteer programs. The support, supervision, and attention that volunteers require, not to mention the logistical aspects of scheduling volunteer labor, are significant responsibilities for an organization and cannot be established casually as an “add on” service. New organizations and organizations interested in adding a volunteer component to existing programs should have access to technical assistance and materials that draw on what strong voluntary organizations have learned as they built their programs
From The Cost of a Volunteer, Grant Maker
Forum on Community and National Service, 2003
In Waukesha, we are proud of our business model: a slim staff of 18 individuals who coordinate the efforts of more than 1,500 volunteers and provide a caring voice to over 1,000 seniors and adults with disabilities and their family caregivers. Like any business, Eras needs to have enough money to pay employees, afford office space and utilities, computers, a telephone system, business and liability insurance. Donations to our agency provide support to a local community resource that engages and supports more than 2,000 seniors each year.
If you would like to give in person, please visit our agency in downtown Waukesha at 2607 N Grandview Blvd, Suite 150, Waukesha, WI 53188. Our Executive Director can be reached at 262-522-2400.
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the IRS. Our FEIN is 39-1393171.