The task force is collecting MetroCards for HIAS clients and RDJ Refugee Shelter residents. MetroCards are a major expense for refugees, asylum seekers and asylees as they try to get around the city for appointments.
MetroCards can be dropped off at CBE (274 Garfield Pl.)—we will have a box at the security desk set out for this purpose, starting 1/15/19. Please indicate the amount on the card (you can put it in an envelope with the amount written on the outside or attach a note securely with a paperclip). Any denomination will be accepted, but cards with enough money to cover 10 rides are the most sought after. If you have a commuter benefit card (like TransitChek or WageWorks) with extra money on it, this is a good way to use it up!
Alternately, you can also donate to our Go Fund Me and we will purchase the cards and deliver them to HIAS and RDJ: https://www.gofundme.com/metrocards-for-refugees