Eras Senior Network heavily relies on partnerships with congregations throughout Milwaukee County and Waukesha County to support and sustain programs in our community. Congregations support Eras through annual financial contributions, volunteer recruitment, participation in our special projects, and inviting Eras to present to their members during or after services, or to one of their special interest groups.
Learn more on this page about how your congregation can get involved. Thank you for your consideration. We would love to engage you in our work in the community!
Faith in Action Program - Building Blocks
In 1991, Waukesha County faith communities came together to put their faith into action by serving their community and forming our Faith in Action Program under the agency name of Interfaith Caregiving Network. The Faith in Action Program contains five building blocks to develop a network of caring volunteers who provide neighborly assistance to older adults and adults with disabilities.
"Eras Senior Network has proved to be a vital partner with our congregation. Our office staff is able to confidently refer members in need to Eras and know that they will be helped. Eras provides a high quality and organized volunteer experience for members who are interested in giving back to the community. And finally, Eras delivers great information for seniors, specifically the S.T.O.P. Senior Scams presentation which our seniors group found to be informative and eye-opening."
- Julia Murphy, St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran
6 Ways Your Congregation Can Support Local Seniors
1. Deliver a Food Pantry Stock Box - Volunteer to deliver one or more food pantry stock boxes to local seniors. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
2. Provide Outdoor Lawn Service - Volunteers are needed year-round to help with Spring and Fall yard clean-up days, summer lawn mowing, and snow removal in the winter.
3. Host a Holiday Giving Drive - Help Eras collect postage stamps and gift cards to local grocery stores and pharmacies to be distributed to 900 low-income seniors in December.
4. Give a ride to a medical appointment or grocery store - Help a local older adult by driving them to a medical appointment or trip to the grocery store. You choose which date, time, and area you want to volunteer in, and Eras will match you with a request. No long-term commitments are required!
5. Decorate Greeting Cards - Brighten a senior’s day by hand-decorating a greeting card. Eras will provide the blank cards, you provide the creativity. Great for the break room!
6. Make a Donation to Support Eras Programming - There are many ways to support the programs of Eras Senior Network including becoming an event sponsor, supporting a specific program of Eras, or hosting an employee event to raise funds to donate to Eras. Your support makes it possible for our services to be available at no charge to over 4,700 local seniors each year.