TORONTO, Ont — The OTA Education Foundation has raised more than 80% of its goal for its Double-Up Donation Challenge, which raises money to fund scholarships for children of parents who work in the Ontario trucking and trucking-related industry.
Foundation officials have said they are pleased with the result, especially in light of the industry’s slow economic recovery.
“We said right from the start that we wanted to see industry step up to help us reach our target of $40,000, and even though we did not quite get there, we are not disappointed”, says Scott Smith, chairman of the foundation. “We had lots of new donors step up to help out, and I believe that translates to more people in the industry knowing more about our scholarship program. There was certainly an increase in the number of companies sponsoring scholarship applications this year.”
The Double-Up campaign was launched in the summer and included a matching component from an industry and Foundation supporter for donations that met specific eligibility criteria. Under the matching program, donations from new donors were matched dollar-for-dollar, as were those from existing supporters of more than $1,000.
The following companies to part in the Double-Up Donation Challenge:
C. W. Henderson
Cavalier Transportation Services
Challenger Motor Freight
Compass Rose International Transportation
Cummins Eastern Canada
Dave Lawrence of CIBC Wood Gundy
Durham Truck and Equipment Sales & Service
J & R Hall Transport
J.D. Smith and Sons
Mackie Moving Systems
Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines
Newcom Business Media
OTA Allied Trades Division
Paccar of Canada
Peter Hodge Transport
Provincial Trailer Rentals
Span-Nation Transportation Services
Steed Standard Transport
The Rosedale Group The Tandet Group
Transport Robert (1973) Ltee.
UAP Inc. – Heavy Vehicle Parts Division
Woodcock Brothers Transportation
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