Sunday, November 20, 2011

That Transit Guy

Yesterday's Oregonian story from my friend Joe Rose has had an amazing impact on the Holiday Fare project. I even got recognized at a buddy's fundraising event last night - "hey, uh, I feel weird asking this, but are you that transit guy?"

So, I guess I'm That Transit Guy now. Works for me.

I've had offers to build a website (yeah, that might be nice!), help with tax stuff if I decide to keep doing this (yeah, I probably will) and amazing letters of support and offers of generous donations. It seems that the concept of helping people with as basic a need as transportation has struck a chord in a lot of people in Portland and beyond.

We've shot past the milestone of ten ticket books, so I'm working with Ashley from Yolanda House to get those tickets to them. FANTASTIC! When I started this thing, I set an informal goal of 20 ticket books. I have a feeling I'm going to exceed that one. :)

All of this is to say thank you so much for what you've done so far. And, if you'd like to help, here's how to donate. If you can't donate, please share the link with people.

And if you see me on the MAX, please say hello. :)


  1. This is exciting. Through friends and relatives, I know what it's like to struggle to buy the tickets you need.

    Our gift is on its way! (I bought thru the TriMet website, had them shipped to you, and indicated in the Note field that it was for Dr. Jeff's Holiday Fare drive.)

    (TriMet rider and employee; doing this on my own behalf, not my employer's)

  2. Jessica - thanks! I just answered your email. :)