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Broward County Transit Donation Program in Full Gear
  
  
DATE: February 25, 2016
CONTACT: Ana Bravo
Broward County Transit

PHONE: 954-357-6786
EMAIL: abravo@broward.org

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Many items are left behind on Broward County Transit (BCT) buses and are sent to Lost and Found. After 90 days, many of those items still haven't been claimed. At that time, they are eligible for donation, benefiting members of the community.

In order to streamline this process, BCT initiated a formal donation program in 2015, allowing many organizations to benefit from unclaimed, reusable items left on buses. So far, BCT has donated more than four hundred bikes and cell phones, dozens of backpacks, purses, clothes, strollers, umbrellas, lunch bags, books and more to a rotating group of charitable or educational groups who then donate them to those in need.

As soon as the items come in off the buses or from transit centers they are logged and tagged. Customer service staff can help any customer who is looking for a lost item as soon as they believe they lost it at 954-357-8400.

"This is a nice way to give back to the community," said Chris Walton, Director of the Broward County Transportation Department. "By creating this donation program, many area residents helped by various organizations will benefit from items that otherwise would be discarded."

If you would like to be considered for a donation, please contact BCT at
bctmarketing@broward.org for consideration.  

About Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit (BCT) provides safe and economical bus transportation via fixed route, express, community bus and paratransit services to its customers. Annually BCT provides nearly 40 million rides to customers and operates 44 major routes within 410 square miles of Broward County, as well as carrying commuters to Miami and connecting with neighboring transit agencies. For more information about BCT or for help planning your trip, visit our websiteFacebook page or call customer service seven days a week at 954.357.8400 or TTY 954-357.8302.