Now, this is one drive that all transit riders should get behind!
Metro and MERS/Goodwill, two of the Bi-State region’s largest organizations, are celebrating a 12-year working relationship and announced today the first “Donate & Ride” Coat Donation Drive to take place Nov. 1-30, 2010, at four of the MetroLink Park-Ride locations (Brentwood I-64, Fairview Heights, North Hanley and Shrewsbury). Through the “Donate & Ride” Coat Donation Drive, Metro and MERS/Goodwill aim to collect 4,000 coats in four weeks.
Can we do it St. Louis transit riders! Four thousands coats in 30 days! Let’s do this!
“We are excited to further strengthen our relationship with Metro,” said Dr. Lewis Chartock, President and CEO of MERS/Goodwill. “Twelve years ago we began contracting employees to clean Metro’s Brentwood facility. Today, Metro is one of our largest contract employers, providing more than 100 full-time and part-time jobs. The majority of these contract employees have completed one or more of our job-training programs, which in turn are funded by our 40 retail locations that collect donated goods to support the community.”
Donate a coat. Someone else will get a reduced-price coat and yet someone else can receive job training. Win!
To participate in the Metro and MERS/Goodwill “Donate & Ride” Coat Donation Drive, visit the Brentwood I-64, Fairview Heights, North Hanley or Shrewsbury MetroLink Park-Ride locations. MERS/Goodwill donation bins will be conveniently located between parking lots and MetroLink platforms so that gently used coats and other apparel can easily be donated on the way to work, home, events, etc.
When you go to donate a coat, be sure to let us know! Let’s show that transit riders are on board to “Donate & Ride” to those in need this winter season.