A new volunteer program, RED (Retired Educators Drive), formed to help connect parents of children in the Ithaca School District with drivers familiar with the district. This program was developed in response to the need to get parents actively involved in their children’s education by getting them to the schools for conferences and teacher meetings. This completely volunteer-based effort is designed to help parents who do not have easy access to a car. The RED program is the product of cooperation among many agencies including RSVP, ICSD, Ithaca Hours, Ithaca-Tompkins Transportation Council, Tompkins County Department of Social Services, Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), Tompkins County Youth Services, and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Way2Go program.