Fundraising at the STM Close to $800 000 to help those in need

Press release


Fundraising at the STM
Close to $800 000 to help those in need

Montreal, February 13, 2008- For a twelfth consecutive year, current and retired employees of the Société de transport de Montréal demonstrated their great generosity during the company’s annual fundraising campaign held from November 1 to 30, 2007.

In fact, while the objective had been set at $630 000, in the end a sum of
$676 273.57 was shared among the four organizations on whose behalf this fundraising was held. This sum was distributed as follows:

  • Centraide of Greater Montreal: $139 914.26

  • Canadian Red Cross, Quebec Division: $116 895.73

  • Partenairesant�-Québec: $108 123.03

  • R�chaud Bus: $311 340.55

Symbolic cheques were presented on January 25 with several volunteers from the company and representatives from each organization in attendance.

Transit users also do their share

Clients also showed their generosity during the tenth edition of the Bonnes œuvres des employ�s, which took place this past November 22, 23 and 24. On this occasion, volunteers from the company collected donations in certain métro stations to help out families in need.

This fundraising drive raised $66 620.17 from transit users, to which was added another $17 217.20 collected from employees.

Thus, a total of $83 837.37 was used to buy food to prepare Christmas baskets for some 710 underprivileged families in various sectors of Montréal.

A huge thank you to our current and retired employees and to our clients for raising a total of $760 110.94 to help the most disadvantaged.

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