Queensland charities to benefit from festive donations


‘Tis the season to be giving, and through their lost property Redlands bus commuters are doing just that.

More than 150 items of lost property, collected by local bus operator Transdev, have been donated for sale in local charity shops during 2019.

State Member for Capalaba, Don Brown, welcomed the donations, with Transdev operating bus services on behalf of the state government.

“While in most cases Transdev is able to successfully reunite passengers with items that they may have left behind on urban or school buses, it isn’t always possible,” Mr Brown said.

“It is fantastic to see that those items that have been left behind as lost property are now helping local charities generate much-needed income.”

Since 2018, Transdev has collected more than 1000 items of lost property ranging from school hats, bags, go cards, umbrellas, phones, jewellery, grocery shopping, and even a chainsaw. Unclaimed items that are soiled or not fit for resale are disposed of.

Transdev’s Head of Business Operations, Mark McKenzie, said in addition to lost property, the company was also donating $2,500 to the Redland’s Rural Fire Service and local support service, Rosies – Friends on the Street.

“As part of our Christmas celebrations this year, we wanted to give something to those who give so much to help others, particularly during crisis situations like bushfire or homelessness,” Mr McKenzie said.

“Hopefully our donation will help both organisations to provide more services for those in need over the festive season.”

If you do leave your property on a bus in the Redlands, please contact Transdev on (07) 3248 6100 to see if it has been handed found.

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