WRTA is celebrating the holiday season with its Holiday Lights campaign which kicks off next week.

The program honors 18 local organizations this year that "Light Up the Valley" all year with their good work.

The name and logo of each organization will be displayed on the back of select WRTA buses.

An invite-only kickoff program will be held Tuesday and the organizations will be recognized with a plaque.

Below are the organizations included:

  • Animal Charity of Ohio
  • Buster's Brigade
  • City Kids Care
  • Compass Family and Community Services
  • Down Syndrome Association of the Valley
  • Gateways to Better Living
  • Help Network of NEO
  • Mercy Health Resource Mother's Program
  • Potential Development
  • Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
  • Project MKC
  • Rich Center for Autism
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Sight for All United
  • Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministries
  • Youngstown Community Food Center/Gleaners Food Bank
  • New Day Recovery

“We see the good work they do in the faces of our riders. And we are pleased to do a small part in recognizing that work,” WRTA Executive Director Dean Harris said.