Regina’s Jingle Bus raises $12Okay for Salvation Military, Meals Financial institution

Transit users in Regina paid it forward big time after receiving free rides for three days.

From Dec. 18-20, the City of Regina and Rawlco Radio teamed up to offer free bus service. In exchange for a free lift, people were still encouraged to drop their cash in the fare box, with all of the money going to local charities.

The three-day Jingle Bus promotion was done for the first time this year.

In the end, bus riders donated $6,063.20, which was matched by Rawlco for a total of $12,126.40. The money was given to the Salvation Army and the Regina Food Bank.

“It is truly amazing to see our city come together and help others in need,” Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said in a news release. “The Jingle Bus program has exceeded our expectations and I’m so proud to be a part of this caring community. Thank you, Regina.”

The Salvation Army said they are already giving out more Christmas hampers this year than in 2014. This money will help pay for it.

While more donations are always needed, the money raised from Jingle Bus will also go a long way at the Food Bank. It said every dollar donated will help them provide about five meals.

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