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.
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Wondering what to do with an unregistered new or semi-used Compass Card? Donate it to the United Way with our new partnership #Everypasshelps. The card deposit and any Stored Value on the unregistered card will be donated to the United Way to help those in our region.
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Author: Adrienne Coling
Moving people is what we do, and now through a new initiative with a long standing partner, the United Way Lower Mainland (UWLM), you can help!
Simply donate your new or semi-used, unregistered Compass Cards into one of our donation kiosks located around Vancouver. There are currently five donation kiosks for customers to donate their unregistered Compass Cards:
Canada Line kiosks
- Waterfront Station
- Vancouver City Centre
- Broadway–City Hall
Expo Line kiosks
- Granville Station (Dunsmuir exit)
- Compass Customer Service Centre (Stadium–Chinatown Station)
We hope to install more donation kiosks in the coming months at key locations around Metro Vancouver where customers are likely to tap in to their generosity and support this program and the United Way.
Transit plays an important role in helping people live full successful lives, whether it’s going to work, job interviews, healthcare appointments or other activities that enrich their lives.
“Some of the region’s most vulnerable populations are reliant on both United Way funded programs and services – and on TransLink,” said Cathy McLay, CFO and EVP, Finance and Corporate Services, TransLink. “I am extremely proud of this new initiative and the ongoing commitment employees across the TransLink enterprise display to our United Way campaigns each year.”
To donate a Compass Card, simply deposit the unregistered 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. Both the deposit and balance of unregistered Compass Cards will be converted to Compass Tickets for distribution by UWLM to selected agencies working directly with those in need.
Author: Sarah Kertcher
Thanks again to the hard work and dedication of employees in the TransLink family, for the second year in a row, our donation to United Way of the Lower Mainland exceeded $275,000!
“I am extremely proud of the commitment employees across the TransLink enterprise display to our United Way campaigns each year. We have been strong supporters of United Way for many years because they have the ability to help the people who live in the communities we serve,” said Cathy McLay, CFO and EVP, Finance and Corporate Services, Translink.
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 contributed their time and generously donated to support United Way’s programs and services.
“United Way works with over 150 community partners and builds strong relationships with government and social services to deliver programs, help people understand issues and create change. These are initiatives our union and members support,” added David Black, President, MoveUP (COPE local 378).
For more information on how contributions to United Way are helping make a difference in the lives of so many in our community, visit United Way of the Lower Mainland online.
Author: Sarah Kertcher
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of employees in the TransLink family, our 2014 donation to United Way of the Lower Mainland topped $275,000!
Employees from TransLink, B.C. Rapid Transit Company, Coast Mountain Bus Company, Transit Police, COPE 378, CUPE 4500, CUPE 7000, Unifor 111, and Unifor 2200 contributed their time and generously donated to support United Way’s programs and services.
For more information on how contributions to United Way are helping make a difference in the lives of so many in our community, visit United Way of the Lower Mainland’s website at uwlm.ca.
Author: Adrienne Coling