In December, Santa, the Minister for Public Transport and Transdev teamed up today to complete a very special delivery in Victoria’s first locally built, fully electric bus.
Santa called on the Minister to help him collect and deliver donated Christmas gifts for kids in foster care and residential care, as part of the annual MacKillop Family Services Christmas Drive.
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for kids in care, who are often unable to spend the festive season with their birth family.
As part of the drive, Transdev’s elves collected and packed gifts generously donated by local schools and businesses to ensure kids in care had a present to open on Christmas Day.
In previous years, MacKillop had struggled to collect gifts and asked Transdev if they could help this year. Transdev also donated over $1,000 worth of toys and conducted a donation drive among its staff.
Transdev has also previously supported MacKillop Family Services to raise awareness of the critical shortage of foster carers in Victoria.
The initiative is part of Transdev's Community Partnership Program which aims to give back to the communities in which it operates.