FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 27, 2007
MARTA Employees Raise Over $760,000 for Charitable Causes This Year
It’s the season for giving, and the MARTA Employees Charity Club capped off a successful year of fundraising with its annual Holiday Shop for children on December 20th and 21st. This year over 600 families were invited to MARTA headquarters to receive toys and a bike of their choice.
The Holiday Shop is one of the many ways in which MARTA’s employees give back to the community each year. This year the Charity Club raised over $760,000 as part of its annual giving program, charity events and fundraisers. Through these efforts, employees donated $20,000 to the March of Dimes, $40,000 to First Tee of Atlanta, $42,200 to holiday giving programs and contributed $660,000 to over 400 charities.
“Each year MARTA employees give generously of their time and money to make a difference in the lives of others,” said General Manager/CEO Beverly Scott. “Our employees believe that our mission to serve the public is a twofold effort – one that calls on us to give back to the community in addition to providing quality transportation service for everyone.”
The Employees Charity Club organizes fundraising efforts throughout the year, giving MARTA’s 4,500 employees the opportunity to make regular contributions to a variety of charities.