STM fund-raising campaign Over half a million dollars to help those in need
Montreal, 27 February 2006- For a tenth consecutive year, active and retired STM employees showed their overwhelming generosity during the corporation’s annual fund-raising drive held November 1-30, 2005.
Indeed, while the campaign’s goal had been set at $ 475 000, in the end, the four beneficiary organizations received $ 506 412.32. That sum was distributed as follows: Centraide, in the Greater Montréal area: $ 103 525.03 ; Canadian Red Cross, Québec chapter: $ 87 703.80 ; Partenairesant�-Québec: $ 74 642.89 ; STM R�chaud Bus: $ 240 540.60.
On February 3, 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 eighth edition of Les Bonnes œuvres des employ�s held November 24, 25 and 26. During that fund-raising drive, company volunteers collected donations in designated métro stations for the benefit of underprivileged families. The charity drive raised $ 64 576.75 from transit users, to which was added another $ 12 047.30 collected from employees. Thus, a total of $ 76 624.05 was used to purchase food to prepare Christmas baskets for some 750 families in need from various Montréal neighborhoods.
The STM wishes to thank all employees, retirees and transit users for raising the $ 583 036.37 that has provided and will continue to provide a welcome relief to those in need.