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Compass Card donation bins expand to YVR Airport and Burrard stations

We’ve expanded the Compass Card donation bin program to include YVR Airport Station on the Canada Line and Burrard Station on the Expo Line!

TransLink is expanding the reach of a program that taps into the generosity of its customers by turning unwanted Compass Cards into transit passes to help families and children in need.

Last year, Compass Card donation bins were set up at a handful of locations around the region [1]. These bins allow people to donate new, or semi-used, Compass Cards that are not registered. The value remaining on the donated cards is converted into transit passes to help children, families and seniors at United Way-funded social service agencies.

Since the launch of the program last year, roughly $3,500 has been raised. It has now been expanded to include two additional key locations – at Burrard and YVR Airport stations – making it easier than ever to donate a Compass Card!

Where can I donate my Compass Card?

How do I donate my Compass Card?

Simply deposit the not-registered Compass Card into your nearest donation kiosk.

You can unregister your existing Compass Card by calling Compass Customer Service at 604-398-2042 or by visiting the Compass Customer Walk in Centre [2].

Both the deposit and balance of not-registered Compass Cards will be converted to Compass Tickets for distribution by United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) to selected agencies working directly with those in need!

TransLink’s 2017 United Way campaign

TransLink has supported United Way for decades. Over the past 25 years, staff at TransLink and its operating companies have raised and donated almost $7.4 million to UWLM.

In 2017 alone, staff raised $295,895 to help people in the UWLM. Employees from TransLink, B.C. Rapid Transit Company, Coast Mountain Bus Company, Transit Police, MoveUP (COPE local 378), CUPE 4500, CUPE 7000, Unifor 111, and Unifor 2200 all contributed their time and generously donated to support United Way’s programs and services.

On Feb/ 26, TransLink enterprise campaign representatives along with CEO Kevin Desmond and CFO Rob Malli, ceremoniously presented United Way’s President & CEO, Michael McKnight, and VP of Resource Development, Brenda Aynsley, with our 2017 donation.