STM fund-raising campaign Over half a million dollars to help those in need  

Press release

STM fund-raising campaign
Over half a million dollars to help those in need  

Montreal, 8 February 2005 - For a ninth consecutive year, active and retired STM employees showed their overwhelming generosity during the corporation’s annual fund-raising drive held November 1-30, 2004.

Indeed, while the campaign’s goal had been set at $ 425 000, in the end, the four beneficiary organizations received some $ 453 899.13. That sum was distributed as follows: $ 96 777.17 to Centraide for the Greater Montréal area; $ 77 257.90 to the Québec chapter of the Canadian Red Cross; $ 66 934.87 to Partenairesant�-Québec, and $ 212 929.19 to the STM R�chaud Bus. On January 27, symbolic cheques were handed over to representatives of each organization, with many STM volunteers in attendance.

Transit users also did their share

Clients also showed their generosity during the seventh edition of Les Bonnes œuvres des employ�s held November 25, 26 and 27. During that fund-raising drive, company volunteers collected donations in designated métro stations for the benefit of underprivileged families. The charity drive raised $ 60 804.18 from transit users, to which was added another $ 9 944 collected from employees. Thus, a total of $ 70 248.18 was used to purchase food to prepare Christmas baskets for some 600 families in need from various Montréal neighborhoods.

The STM wishes to thank all employees, retirees and transit users for their contribution to the half a million dollars that provided a welcome relief to those in need.


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