January 17, 2011
The classifieds in this issue include 1 notice, 12 bids & proposals, and 7 job opportunities!
Charitable Acts in Canada, Wisconsin, Benefit Many
GO Transit in Toronto and its parent agency, Metrolinx, have announced that their employees and customers raised $200,000 (Cdn.) for various charities during 2010. The funds benefited Canadian charitable and nonprofit organizations, supporting national and international relief initiatives.
“First and foremost, we want to thank our customers and employees for their unwavering support this past year,” said Metrolinx Chief Executive Officer Bruce McCuaig. “We know it’s not always easy to find that little bit extra to donate, but it’s made an enormous impact on the charities we work with. I want to extend my sincere thanks to all of you who donated in 2010.”
For example, as participants in United Way, Metrolinx and GO Transit employees raised funds through payroll deductions from senior leaders, the annual GO Golf Tournament, and Golf for Habitat for Humanity. Employees collected monetary and clothing donations for charities supporting families in need throughout Ontario.
On the international level, the agencies accepted donations from both employees and customers in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake and flooding in Pakistan.
Reaching Out in Wisconsin
The Salvation Army in Green Bay, WI, also joined with public transportation recently as part of its Random Acts of Kindness program, serving hot chocolate and coffee to more than 200 Green Bay Metro passengers as they waited for buses within the Passenger Center in Green Bay, WI.
The bus hub was one of several locations where Salvation Army volunteers provided riders with hot drinks on a cold day.