Three Pillars Senior Living Communities in Dousman and Boucher Chevrolet in Waukesha together provided a way for Family Promise to get families from one place to another.

Three Pillars, a not-for-profit organization in Dousman, donated a 005 Chrysler Town and County minivan to Family Promise of Waukesha County. The vehicle, originally purchased in 2007 by Three Pillars, provided a decade of use for itshundreds of employees and residents, and was no longer needed. When THree Pillars became aware of Family Promise’s efforts to help families in need in our local community, it offered the donation.

"As a nonprofit ourselves, the opportunity to offer this type of donation to another nonprofit is particularly special. It’s our pleasure to support Family Promise, an organization that, like Three Pillars, also focuses their mission on bettering the lives of those in our community," said Jane Olisar, chief development officer at Three Pillars.

Family Promise, a national organization, has its Waukesha County branch based in Wales. The day center provides assistance to family members in achieving their goal of sustainable independence. At night, families are provided overnight shelter and support by area congregations.

"We can't stress enough how grateful we are to have this van," said David Tennyck, executive director of Family Promise. "Transportation of families is an ongoing challenge for us. Each day we are committed to getting our guests to work, school, classes, job interviews and more. An additional vehicle will make it so much easier to provide that support."

When Boucher Automotive Group learned of the donation, it stepped in to provide ongoing maintenance and service on the vehicle during its use by Family Promise. As a family-owned and operated dealer group that’s been serving Southern Wisconsin for over 36 years, Boucher Automotive regularly engages in opportunities to give back to their community.

"We are happy to participate!" said Matt Warpinski, service manager of Boucher Chevrolet in Waukesha. "Supporting our local community is a major priority of both the Boucher family and their overall organization."

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