Jingle Bus Raises more than $14,000 for Growing Young Movers
The City of Regina is proud to announce this season’s Jingle Bus program raised a grand total of $14,496 for Growing Young Movers. From Friday, December 9 to Sunday, December 11, residents hopped aboard the Jingle Bus to give back to our community with their fare.
“On behalf of my council colleagues and the City of Regina, I want to thank everyone who supported and donated to the 2022 Jingle Bus,” says Mayor Sandra Masters. “Your generosity is strengthening the incredible work Growing Young Movers does in our community to help eliminate the gaps that currently exist for underserved and marginalized groups throughout Regina.”
Growing Young Movers organization dedicated to enhancing the social, emotional and physical well-being of children and youth.
“The proceeds from this kind donation will go to supporting our youth mentorship programming,” says Brian Lewis, Executive Director at Growing Young Movers. “Contributing to staff salaries for 30+ high school mentors to build on their leadership skills working directly with deserving youth. It’s hard to overstate just what a positive impact it will have for our community.”
The City of Regina thanks the Jingle Bus program sponsors: Rawlco Radio, Brown Communications Group, First Transit, Pattison Outdoor Advertising and Sleek Signs.
The Jingle Bus promotion has run for the past seven Decembers, excluding 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourages transit and paratransit users to donate their fares to support local charities.
Transit is an excellent way to get people where they need to be in a sustainable way, while increasing support to local businesses for holiday shopping. In fact, the Jingle Bus weekend saw 51,063 riders compared to 35,000 on a typical weekend which is a 46 per cent increase in ridership.