Moving Those In Need Forward

The program helps us support vulnerable families and eliminates travel barriers to needed resources and programs.
— Danisha Bhaloo, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area

Who the program Serves

Since it's inception in 1996, DONATE A RIDE has grown tremendously and is now helps thousands of Edmontonians every year through local social service agencies. The agencies provide the transit tickets to low-income families that are in need of basic transportation to get to employment, educational and social services, improving their quality of life. 

How It Works

DONATE A RIDE funds are used to purchase transit tickets which are distributed to local Edmonton social service agencies. 

Program Champions

DONATE A RIDE is a City of Edmonton initiated charity led by Councillor Andrew Knack, Co-Chair and Councillor Aaron Paquette, Co-chair. 

United Way* is the official financial partner in DONATE A RIDE. All transactions and accounting, including issue of tax receipts, are handled by the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. 

Make An online Donation

There are a number of ways you can donate. Online payment options appear below.  

Scroll down to the DONATE A RIDE section to make a donation to the program.