Organizations We Support
We want to take care of the communities we serve. Beyond donations, we create partnerships with organizations so that together we can contribute in a meaningful way and make a positive impact on people.
A free ticket home for runaway kids
Our Home Free program, in partnership with the National Runaway Safeline, is the only national transportation and reunification program supporting at-risk-youth. We provide runaway, homeless, and exploited youth ages 12 to 21 with a free bus ticket to get to a parent, legal guardian, or alternative safe living arrangement.
For more information, visit www.1800runaway.org or call toll-free 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).
Helping the Red Cross in emergencies
We work with the American Red Cross in times of emergency and natural disaster, sending our buses to where they need it most.
When natural disasters happen, there are a lot of people that need to be evacuated or moved to a safe place. It only makes sense to put our buses to use, helping move a lot of people quickly. For example, Greyhound has provided buses for emergency evacuations during hurricanes or when severe weather has caused major disruptions.
To learn more about the Red Cross or to find your nearest chapter, visit www.redcross.org.
Free rides for organ transplant patients
Greyhound offers free bus travel to organ transplant patients to help reduce expenses for them and their families.
Every year, we provide the American Organ Transplant Association (AOTA) with free round-trip vouchers that they give out to patients. If there's someone accompanying the patient, they also get a free ticket (having support on the journey can mean a lot).
If you’re a social worker or transplant coordinator, you can find out more about this service and get a transportation request form at www.aotaonline.org.
Lending a hand to travelers in need
We partner with Travelers Aid International to provide discounted bus tickets to travelers who need help completing their journey. Travelers Aid helps all kinds of travelers. This could be a vulnerable young person trying to get home, an elderly person who may have missed their bus, or just someone who’s down on their luck.
You can find Travelers Aid staff and stations in some of the country’s busiest bus stations and transport hubs. For a list of locations, visit www.travelersaid.org.
Helping veterans get to hospitals
We have a lot of respect for our active and retired military personnel. So, if they need to travel to a Veterans Affairs hospital, we'll give them a discounted bus ticket as part of the Veterans Transportation Program.
The Office of Veterans Affairs recognizes veterans who face challenges traveling to their Veterans Affairs health care appointments, whether that's due to living in remote or rural areas, visual impairment, old age, disease, or disability. By providing discounted tickets, we’re able to help veterans all across the country access the medical care they need at Veterans Affairs hospitals.
Find out more about The Office of Veteran Affairs and the Veterans Transportation Program at www.va.gov.