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OTA Education Foundation raises thousands for scholarships

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...


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:

Altanic Transportation

C. W. Henderson

Cavalier Transportation Services

Challenger Motor Freight

Compass Rose International Transportation

Cummins Eastern Canada

Dave Lawrence of CIBC Wood Gundy

Drumbo Transport

Durham Truck and Equipment Sales & Service

Einwechter Limited

Empire Transportation

Hercules Freight

J & R Hall Transport

J.D. Smith and Sons

Liberty Linehaul

Mackie Moving Systems

Manitoulin Transport

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines

MSM Transportation

Newcom Business Media

OTA Allied Trades Division

Paccar of Canada

Peter Hodge Transport

Provincial Trailer Rentals

RIMS Corp

Shuttle Express

SLH Transport

Span-Nation Transportation Services

Steed Standard Transport

The Rosedale Group The Tandet Group

Tibbs Transport

Tirecraft

Transport Robert (1973) Ltee.

Transportcorp

UAP Inc. – Heavy Vehicle Parts Division

Woodcock Brothers Transportation


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