Nonprofit Northwest Valley Connect will hold its first-ever fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m.,
Saturday, March 11, at the R.H. Johnson Rec Center, 19803 N R H Johnson Blvd in
Sun City West. The free event for people of all ages will feature a car show, food
trucks, wine and beer, silent auction, raffle, children’s activities and a live DJ. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will help Northwest Valley Connect continue its mission of providing
personalized support to connect area residents with available transportation services,
while developing new transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities to
overcome existing service gaps.
Northwest Valley Connect recently marked its second full year of operation, responding
to more than 3,500 calls to its call center where trained volunteers “connect”
homebound adults and those with limited mobility to an appropriate transportation
provider. In some cases, the agency uses its own volunteer drivers to make the trips.
“The growth in calls has been explosive,” said Kathy Chandler, Executive Director and
Mobility Manager. “Transportation remains the number one challenge for those well
enough to live at home but who no longer can drive. These folks need transportation not
only to doctors’ appointments but also to shopping and the all-important social
Major sponsors for Motors and Meals are: The Wulkan Group, Independent News
Media, Sun Health, Birt and Louisa Kellam and Benevilla. Other sponsors include
DMB/Marley Park, APS, Total Transit, Epcor, the Sun City West Rec Centers, FirstLight
Home Care, SunWest Federal Credit Union, Champs Family Automotive, AMTrust Bank
For more information about Motors and Meals, visit
www.northwestvalleyconnect.org/event or call 623-282- 9300.