Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ride PART and Give Back to Feed the Needy

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by PART. 

In the spirit of the holiday season, Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) is pleased to announce the “Take PART, Give Back” Campaign!

Beginning Nov. 29, PART will be collecting donations to benefit the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities and Operation Backpack.

PART is pleased to partner with these organizations to help build the supply of food and goods available to those in need in the local community.

How can you PARTicipate?

By riding on one of PART’s Special Sunday Shopper Days! Every Sunday beginning Nov. 29, through Dec. 20 from 12 to 6 p.m., bring your donation on board a PART Transit Bus and ride for $1. (Applies to Adult Base Fare ONLY)

During the Tri County Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer & Business to Business Expo on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Norco Fire Company, 144 W. Schuylkill Road in North Coventry, bring your donation to the event and receive a PART Holiday ornament!

The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities is a nonprofit organization providing a multitude of programs related to food security, clothing and housing assistance, and other supportive services. 

Activities are intended to “address the basic human needs of persons within the Greater Pottstown community, while assisting with their spiritual and social needs.”

The Cluster is currently in need of dry goods including laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaners, paper towels, and toiletries. 

Canned goods including fruits, vegetables, soups, tuna fish, and tomato products are also in high demand.

Operation Backpack is a nonprofit organization, providing food to students in the greater Pottstown community who would go without over the weekend. 

The organization works to “help homeless and hungry students succeed by addressing the issue of childhood hunger.” 

The organization works with individuals and organizations to gather ready to eat items to fill backpacks distributed to participating schools at the end of each week. 

Operation Backpack is currently in need of prepackaged tuna, macaroni and cheese, soups, pasta, cereal, granola, breakfast bars, crackers, juice, and water.

As a public service, PART takes great pride in providing safe, affordable, and reliable quality transportation to the Borough of Pottstown, and Limerick, North Coventry, Lower, West, and Upper Pottsgrove Townships.

Questions? Contact Erica Batdorf at 610-970-6515 or ebatdorf@pottstown.org, or visit the website at www.pottstownarearapidtransit.com

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