"10 Years Of Making A Difference In The Lives Of Seniors"
DFTD received from the
Prince George's County Advisory Committee on Aging the
"2014 Excellence In Service Award"
In recognition of outstanding service to the seniors in Prince George's County.
Daughter For The Day, Inc. (DFTD) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to address the most fundamental needs of seniors which is not only providing them with safe and reliable transportation to medical care but also provide them with an array of services allowing them to maintain the highest possible quality of life.
DFTD volunteers take seniors to their doctor appointments, business appointments, to church, to the grocery store, drop off and pick up prescriptions, and help with just about any other errands they need to complete.
Temporary Crisis Assistance:
DFTD provides seniors with rapid assistance during temporary unforeseen crisis. DFTD helps provide funding for staple food items, critical prescriptions and other necessities.
Health & Wellness:
DFTD offers an array of services under our Health and Wellness Program, all designed to elevate seniors' quality of life and minimize their isolation.
Daughter For The Day was founded by Tonja Lark in 2005, as a result of a special relationship with her grandmother. She would frequently reminisce about the memorable moments she spent with her "Nana", like taking her to the doctor, to the grocery store and her favorite store "Garfinckels"- followed by the mandatory ice cream cone stop, that would always put a smile on her Nana's face. Those priceless moments of being "girlfriends for the day" meant the world to both of them.
Spending this quality time with her Nana, gave Tonja an appreciation for senior citizens. She realized that there were many other seniors who needed someone to show them a little love and attention. Seeing this growing need for assistance, the idea of providing senior citizens with a "daughter for the day" was conceived.