TORONTO, Ont. — Trucking for Wishes’ “money booth” did more than just muss up some hair during its recent appearance at Truck World. The air-charged booth, which gives participants 45 seconds to collect as many wind-blown bucks as possible for a chance to win cash and prizes, also served to blow away event organizers, NAL Insurance, when Caravan Logistics offered it’s collection of booth money – a whopping $2,000 – as a donation to the five-year-old charity.
“How can you not jump in there and help children with life-threatening illnesses?” said Sonia Merena, an inside sales and marketing staffer for Caravan who braved the money booth. “NAL has been doing such an amazing thing with Trucking for Wishes and over the past five years they’ve raised $200,000, so why not allow Caravan to be a little helping hand in benefitting these children? A driver and myself jumped in the booth together and both combined collected $2,000. It’s pretty amazing – I didn’t know there was that much money in there.”
“We are so thankful to receive this huge donation from Caravan Logistics. It was truly unexpected and greatly appreciated. It’s companies like this who have helped us raise over $200,000 for Make-A-Wish in the past five years,” said Aaron Lindsay, event coordinator and founder of Trucking For Wishes.
Trucking for Wishes, via Make-a-Wish Canada, grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, visit www.truckingforwishes.com.
To view video highlights of Truck World, including clips of the Trucking for Wishes money booth and cheque presentation, visit here.
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