Spreading 1-800-GOT-JUNK? community love in Tampa Bay

Pinellas County Franchise Partner, Kim Bauer represents 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a board member of the Pinellas Realtor Organization (PRO). This is one of Tampa Bay’s largest professional trade associations, representing the interests of over 9,000 real estate professionals in Pinellas and Pasco counties.

Recently, the PRO affiliates gathered for a luncheon where Kim and her colleagues surprised their favorite non-profit organizations with donations. They donated $15,000 to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and $2,500 to five local charities: Angels Against Abuse, The Kind Mouse, Clothes to Kids, Women With Purpose, and Homeless Empowerment Program. Congratulations to Kim and her PRO affiliate board members on giving back to their community in a big way!

Jim Boinest
Field Operations Manager

I never thought having a bus pass would be a big deal. Taking the bus shouldn’t be a big deal right. Well when you’re trying to go to school and work it helps to have that pass that allows you to ride for free. I thank Ready for Life for providing myself and are youth with the ability to get to point “A” to point “B”. if I didn’t have transportation or had to dig into my pockets all the time for uber I wouldn’t be anywhere. The Bus passes have been an amazing commodity a necessity at times.

Sincerely yours,
Sa’Quan Ward

Words cant describe how much the the Upass program has helped me! Last year I remember feeling stuck and hopeless because I couldn’t obtain employment but the root of not obtaining a job was not having a way to get there. I was facing many struggles like not having transportation, not having a job and not having daycare to keep a job. I couldn’t have have one without the other. Once I heard that the bus pass program was put in place at Ready for life it was a relief! I was able to at least get around to job hunt once I secured daycare. I got a job within a month and have been working ever since. The bus pass gives me a piece of mind and allows me to be more independent and responsible. I’m on the bus from sun up to sun down in order to get my daughter to daycare and then to work. I have been able to keep my job longer than I normally would if I didn’t have reliable transportation. Also my daughter was sick on a few ocassions and If it wasn’t for the bus pass Im not sure how quick I would have been able to get her to the emergency room twice in 3 days. The burden of not having a way to get around has been lifted off of my shoulders! I’m so grateful and thank you.

Anna- Marie Viccia