Not-for-profit partnership provides free bus passes to some Indy residents

 

INDIANAPOLIS (January 28, 2021) – The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation and Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana recently announced a new partnership that will provide some Goodwill employees who reside along IndyGo’s bus routes with free passes to get back-and-forth to their jobs.

“Goodwill employs more than 600 Indianapolis residents—70% of whom have an employment barrier, like a disability, criminal history or limited education,” said Kent A.Kramer, CEO and president at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. “Many of our employees also lack reliable transportation, so we’re grateful to have a partner like the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation to help mitigate this issue.”

Sponsored by OneAmerica® and IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation will provide 10-trip passes as well as one-day passes for fixed route services. This partnership leverages funding from OneAmerica and resources from IndyGo to reduce barriers to employment. Over the next three months, this partnership will provide more than 1,800 free rides to Goodwill employees for whom transportation presents a challenge.

“The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation is excited to announce this new partnership with Goodwill that will help some of the most vulnerable residents in our community achieve and maintain employment,” said Emily Lovison, executive director of the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation.

“Overcoming barriers to daily transportation is one of the major issues that can assist residents in connecting with good jobs,” said Jen Pittman, vice president of communications and community affairs for OneAmerica. “Removing these hurdles can expand opportunities for those who are already seeking to overcome challenges in finding stable employment.”

The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation and Goodwill look forward to partnering on future efforts to reduce barriers to employment through access to transportation.

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Media Contacts:

Emily Lovison

Executive Director, Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation

emily.lovison@indygo.net  

317-909-6854

 

Ivan Cropper

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

ivan.cropper@goodwillindy.org

317-417-0652

 

Lou Ann Baker

Director of Public Relations, OneAmerica®

Louann.baker@oneamerica.com

317-513-1284

 

About Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation

The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation is dedicated to supporting accessible and inclusive public mobility solutions. Through philanthropic donations, corporate sponsorship, and community partnerships, the Foundation seeks to create mobility options for all people. More at https://www.indygo.net/foundation/.

 

About Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana changes lives every day by empowering people to increase their independence and reach their potential through education, health and employment. Goodwill serves 39 Indiana counties and operates more than 70 retail locations, as well as charter schools for adults and youth, a maternal-child health program, a child care center and more.

 

About OneAmerica®
A national provider in the insurance and financial services marketplace for more than 140years, the companies of OneAmerica help customers build and protect their financial futures.OneAmerica offers a variety of products and services to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and customers. These products include retirement plan products and recordkeeping services, individual life insurance, annuities, asset based long-term care solutions and employee benefit plan products. Products are issued and underwritten by the companies of OneAmerica and distributed through a nationwide network of employees, agents, brokers and other sources that are committed to providing value to our customers. To learn more about our products, services and the companies of OneAmerica, visit
oneamerica.com/companies.