In December 2017, Burlington Taxi supported two local community initiatives to help spread some holiday cheer.
Socks for the Homeless
From December 1-18, Burlington Taxi, along with our local sock box hosts collected nearly 4,000 pairs of socks for people in need. We partnered with the organization “Your Little Bit of Help”, who assembled the socks into gift bags along with other personal care items, and delivered them to people in need on Christmas Day.
It took 4 vehicles, 7 elves and countless hours to get nearly 100 gift bags delivered to organizations like the Angel Project, Compassion Society, Inasmuch House and Mission Services. We also collected hundreds of pairs of children’s socks, which will be distributed to Halton Schools in the new year.
Thank to you our sock box hosts and to everyone who donated socks during the campaign!
Driving Mr. & Mrs. Claus
On December 22, in celebration of the last day of school, Mr. and Mrs. Claus drove for us, picking up lucky customers who were treated to free rides. Burlington Taxi covered their fare and donated the amount to the Halton Learning Foundation in support of their “No Student Left Behind” campaign.
We raised more than $500 from the trips and Burlington Taxi has matched it to donate a total of $1,000 to the Halton Learning Foundation.
Special thanks goes to our drivers Gary Ross and Sheryl Silverthorne for spending the day driving in costume for us and spreading Christmas cheer.