Heartwood has administered the OC Transpo Lost and Found for the past 18 years.

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It is only returned if it is accompanied by an identifiable object, such as another piece of identification, a wallet, backpack, etc. Apart from raising funds for Heartwood House, Moloughney says the main purpose for their twice-annual sales is simply to get rid of everything and thus make room for the endless waves of incoming cameras, tripods, sweaters, hats and the like that follow. Taxi coupon program | OC Transpo. The successful return of your item begins with the kindness of the finder. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. Mad dash for bargains at OC Transpo lost-and-found fundraiser, The annual OC Transpo's unclaimed items sale took place Saturday November 5, 2016 at Heartwood House. Hundreds of bargain hunters joined the queue, which stretched through a neighbouring plaza on McArthur Avenue and around the corner onto nearby Moorevale Street, in hopes of getting their hands on various items that have been left on OC Transpo buses by commuters over the past six months. Hundreds of people lined up Saturday for OC Transpo's bi-annual unclaimed items sale.

By that time, if the item has surfaced, it may have arrived at the Lost & Found. HAPPY RETURNS Identification Plan helps customers protect their items in the event of loss on OC Transpo buses. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Please try again. If a Presto Card is alone, it will not be returned to the Lost & Found, even if there is a name on it. Most bus passes will arrive at the OC Transpo Lost & Found within 3 days. “This year we have a lovely flute and clarinet by silent auction, a digital camera, tablets.

For enquiries, call 613-580-2424 ext. 25186. Aside from items that you’d expect to see at this kind of sale, such as umbrellas, mitts, shoes and hats, there were plenty of surprises for those willing to make the trek. “They just need pins for the straps,” he said. You are expected to pick up your item within one week, unless you make special arrangements for a later date. The Customer Service Centre (CSC) located in the Rideau Centre is open.

Bargain-hunters look through items at Saturday's OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale. All found items must be picked up at the OC Transpo Lost & Found. Still, some higher-ticket items managed to find their way into Saturday’s sale, including a laptop computer that sold for $300 in a silent auction, four iPod Nanos that fetched $230 between them, an iPad that netted $110, a Fender amplifier for $50, a Diesel watch for $45, an Ottawa Senators sweater for $25, and everything you’d need to start your own hapless musical trio: a flute ($90), classical guitar ($55) and violin ($150). Over 30,000 items are received at the Lost & Found each year and approximately 26% of these items are returned to their rightful owners. They left two hours later with 10 pairs of shoes, an umbrella, a winter coat, a fall jacket, a leather jacket, nine pairs of sunglasses, a calculator, workout pants and enough mittens, gloves and hats to keep Melody and her nine siblings warm all winter long. 925 Belfast Road “A young man in his mid-20s bought two canes today,” she said. Moe Moloughney, Heartwood’s executive director who served double-duty Saturday as the door-greeter ushering in the stampede of treasure-seekers, said the fundraiser attracts between 300 and 400 people for the two-hour spree. Your item will be placed in the pick-up box. A welcome email is on its way.

Through its partnership with OC Transpo, Heartwood House handles about 30,000 lost items every year. “Why that ended up staying on a bus is a mystery to me.”.

Cell phones were a popular item for potential buyers. Next Unclaimed Items SalePostponed until further notice. Language interpretation line: 613-741-4390. Purse, wallet, instrument, laptop, medicationCall the Information Centre at 613-563-4011 where staff will help you locate the item.

Meantime, if you think you've lost an item while riding OC Transpo, you can call the lost and found centre at 613-563-4011. Hubbard said they sell for 50 per cent of their value. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. What impresses her most, though, is not the number of items lost, but the kindness of passengers who find these items and turn them in to the drivers, and the ensuing chain of people — OC Transpo security people, couriers and Heartwood’s volunteers — that endeavor to reunite these basketballs, briefcases and USB drives with their owners. “I get anything and everything I need here, basically,” says Marfurt, an Alexandria resident who, for the past half dozen years, has driven to Ottawa for the biannual sale. to 5:00p.m.Please call after 11:00a.m. If no one answers your phone, contact your service provider to postpone your service and call the OC Transpo Lost & Found at 10:30 am the next day. We encountered an issue signing you up. Bargain hunters will have a field day on Saturday November 1st at the OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale as they can purchase some quality items that have been racked up over the past few months by the OC Transpo Lost and Found Desk. According to Heartwood House executive director Moe Moloughney, OC Transpo passengers leave behind about 30,000 items each year, with winter wear, umbrellas and jewelry topping the list, followed by such possessions as ID cards, bus passes and keys (about eight keys are turned in each day). With the support of Heartwood staff, our volunteers who are primarily from Heartwood Member Group programs learn valuable employment skills while delivering the services of the Lost & Found program.

This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Who indeed knows? About 30,000 items get left on city buses each year, said Moe Moloughney, the executive director of Heartwood House, which administers OC Transpo's lost-and-found program. It’s a great opportunity for people to come in and scoop up what hasn’t been claimed,” she said. Visits by appointment only. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. OC Transpo holds the sale twice a year. And it all supports charities that really are struggling in these economic times, so it’s a win-win for everyone.”. Some items can be purchased for as little as 25 cents.

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Hundreds of people snaked their way through the rooms of Heartwood House Saturday, where thousands of items that turn up unclaimed in OC Transpo lost and found bins are then donated and sold at bargain basement prices in a twice-yearly fundraiser. When an OC Transpo staff person confirms that your item has arrived at the Lost & Found, she/he will ask you for your name and phone number. “It’s a bargain hunter’s dream.

If your item has not come in within that time, either the item was not lost on an OC Transpo bus, or the finder did not turn the item in. Ottawa, ON K2B 7E9, c/o OC Transpo Accessible Transit Specialist, 404 McArthur Ave. In the end, though, some things simply don’t find new homes.
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Purchasing is administered by the City of Ottawa’s Supply Services Department. Nonetheless, he paid a dollar for it at Saturday’s OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale.

Breadcrumb Trail Links. The security staff person will be asked to sign the card on behalf of the owner. Hundreds of Ottawans benefited from scatter-brained bus riders who misplaced the items making up OC Transpo's lost-and-found sale Saturday.

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Most items sell from 25 cents to $5, but there are some bargains on high-ticket items as well, from cellphones to laptops. 613-563-4011 When you arrive to claim your item, please inform the staff that your item is in the pick-up box and please have photo ID for your claim. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site.

As the sale wound down at 2 p.m., the bag of ferret food that was once forgotten on a bus had found no enthusiastic new owner, nor did the “original” painting of a fish, or more than a dozen water bottles. Items are sold from a range of 25 cents to $5, with some valuable items sold by silent auction. Every Spring and Fall, Heartwood House hosts the OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale. Park & Ride permits - Terms and conditions, Have your say: proposed names for two stations on O‑Train Line 2, Test Para Transpo trip reservation and cancellation Web forms FAQs, The public is no longer allowed to visit the office. The OC Transpo Lost & Found is managed by Heartwood House: au coeur de la vie. Our history is our character.Our service is our excellenceand our future is our reputation.
tap here to see other videos from our team. Heartwood House is closed on all statutory holidays, Remembrance Day and Easter Monday. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. This procedure will be used for the following reasons only: a) The customer is a senior citizen or physically or intellectually disabled and he/she has lost a bus pass; b) The customer is out of town for a period of time and needs the item returned to him/her; c)  OC Transpo has agreed to return the item to the owner and a security staff person has been assigned to pick up an item on behalf of an owner. Cellphone Call your phone for one hour after your loss. lostandfound@heartwoodhouse.ca We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

However over 75% of lost items are returned to the Lost & Found office, so the chances are high that your item will be returned.