April 2023

METRO Employees Bring Egg-cellent Easter Celebration to Elementary School


Every year, employees at METRO’s Fallbrook Bus Operating Facility pool their money for their Adopt-A-School fundraiser, which typically involves bringing presents and Christmas cheer to a local school.

In December, Fallbrook, Polk and Hiram Clarke employees donated presents and catered a meal for Franklin Elementary. The fundraiser was so successful that the group expanded its reach and funded an Easter egg hunt in April.

The Tuesday after Easter, Golfcrest Elementary students brought their baskets to school to participate in the event.

At the count of three, students shouted with joy and rushed to fill their baskets. Each grade level participated, using their math skills to trade in their finds for a variety of gifts provided by METRO.

“It’s just our way to give back to the community,” said Fallbrook Transportation Superintendent Gillian Pugh. “I’m so appreciative that Golfcrest allowed us to do it.”

School leaders believe everyone benefits.

“The kids are absolutely thrilled about this. The first thing they do whenever they go into the classroom, they show their teacher what they got,” said Principal Miguel Lopez Blanco.


Pugh is impressed by the generosity her peers show each day.

"They have all been so gracious, so giving, and so kind,” said Pugh. “It’s not just at our facility. It’s at all the facilities.

Watch Video: METRO’s Fallbrook Bus Operating Facility pool their money for an Adopt-A-School event at Golfcrest Elementary.

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