Funds for Local Non-Profits from The Metropolis Express

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The last time I was at Metrotown it was to sit on Santa’s knee with Keira that also happened to be when first I noticed the little train carting young ones and their parents around the ground floor of the mall.

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that the train provides more than mid-mall amusement (and seated rest) for the retail-weary and pretzel-loaded kiddies.

Registered non-profit organizations can now apply for cash donations made possible by the Metropolis Express, a trackless train that runs through the corridors of Metropolis. The Metropolis Express is entirely funded by Metropolis at Metrotown and rides are offered by donation to charity.

The train has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and they’re looking to expand their donation portfolio, offering to find new places to which they can pass along these funds. Here’s what they’re looking for in a non-profit:

  • Must be Burnaby, New Westminster or East Vancouver based and demonstrate a significant and unique contribution to community life.
  • Must be “grassroots” i.e. the money would make a significant impact on their operations.
  • Must not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, religion and sexual orientation.
  • Must be a registered non-profit organization.
  • Must have defined goals and objectives.
  • If you know of a local charity that could benefit from additional funds from The Metropolis Express, you can find contact information on their website.

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