RTA trolleys collecting donations for United Way all November

CLEVELAND - The Greater Cleveland RTA is collecting donations for the United Way on their green trolley buses all November.

RTA spokespwoman Mary Shaffer said they're asking their customers to give back to the community by making a donation to United Way to benefit its 2012 campaign.

"By reaching out to those who benefit from free trolley service, RTA hopes to continue its history of helping those in need in northeast Ohio," said Shaffer.

To make a donation, you can just drop money in the fare box. Because it is free to ride, all the money collected is designated to United Way. Whether the donation is a few quarters or a few dollars, everything is appreciated.

From payroll deduction, fundraisers and one-time gifts, RTA's 2,200 employees pledged more than $140,000 to charities in 2012 including United Way.

The RTA trolleys, commonly known as "Smile and Ride," provide free transportation around the downtown area seven days a week.

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