Providing free transportation to people who need it the most.
TFT is a non-profit corporation, founded in March 2015. Our primary mission is to provide free transportation for economically disadvantaged individuals in the greater Worcester area.
We work through other charities to fulfill the our mission. We carefully select a few of the many charities in the Worcester area to dispense individual day passes. We provide each partner charity with sets (typically 10 per month) of WRTA bus day passes to be dispensed. The Partner Charities tend to be those likely to have daily contact with the city’s economically disadvantaged. Take a look at our current list of Partner Charities.
There are three prerequisites for a volunteer to participate in the TFT system. They must be able to work minimum supervision, own a computer and work remotely. Our volunteers should be confident enough to make phone calls, conduct interviews and would be expected to use standard office software such as Word and Excel. A TFT volunteer will never see the actual recipients of the bus passes. We operate more like a wholesaler (TFT) dealing with a network of retailers (our Partner Charities).
There are no formal guidelines. Each dispensing organization is free to each chose each day pass recipient without our involvement. The only guideline is that it dispenses them to those who are in need. Typically this will be a different individual each time since personal situations are constantly changing and a need is therefore temporary.
Absolutely. Tasks for Transit Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, incorporated in Massachusetts.
If your charity is in daily or weekly contact with the economically disadvantaged and does not provide transportation for the clients it serves, then your organization may be a candidate to be a Tasks for Transit Partner Charity. To apply, simply fill out our two minute survey and answer a few key questions.
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