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Transit Employees to Hand Out Free Backpacks with School Supplies
- Team BCT gives back to the community -
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Transit (BCT) employees will hand out free backpacks and school supplies on Sunday, August 4, 2019, beginning at 1PM, at Dillard High School located at 2501 NW 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.

Team BCT, also known as the BCT Angels, is holding their 3rd Annual Bookbag Give-Away. The charitable group, started by BCT Maintenance Technician Carla Wells and Bus Operator Tinita Brown holds fundraisers throughout the year and uses their own money to provide school supplies, food, clothing and personal care items to the homeless and families in need.

Organizers say no child should lack supplies needed to attend school.

"We are so excited and grateful to be able to give back to our community.  Growing up with parents struggling to put food on the table, we know what it’s like to go without, and we have made it our mission to help those in need,” says Wells.

Broward County Transportation Director Chris Walton says Team BCT serves as an example of the role we can all play in improving the lives of others.

“I am so proud of the work Team BCT does in our community and the quality service they provide to those who ride upon Broward County Transit. We too are part of this community and want to do our part to make it better for others and make it the best that it can be,” said Walton.

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About Broward County Transit 
Broward County Transit (BCT) provides safe, reliable and economical bus transportation via fixed route, express, community bus and paratransit services to its customers. Serving nearly 36 million rides to customers annually, BCT operates 44 routes within 410 square miles of Broward County, and provides service to parts of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. 

DATE:  August 2, 20198 
CONTACT: Gwen Belton, Transit Manager, Marketing/Customer Relations/Communications
PHONE: 954-357-8366