OTA Education Foundation says ‘thanks’ for charity campaign kick-start

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TORONTO, Ont. — The OTA Education Foundation is thanking members of the Ontario trucking industry who have stepped up to support its 2010 Double-Up Donation Challenge so far. As part of the challenge, donations received before June 30 will be matched – up to $40,000 in total – by a supporter with ties to the trucking industry.

“Despite a slow economic recovery, we are generally pleased with the success of our Double-Up campaign to date” says Scott Smith, the foundation’s chairman and president of J.D. Smith and Sons. “Of course, we would be absolutely ecstatic if we could reach our fundraising goal of $40,000 so that we can take full advantage of the matching offer. We’d really like to be in a position where we can award scholarships to all deserving applicants this year.”

Only students of parents who work in the Ontario trucking industry are eligible for scholarships that are funded through these donations. Under the matching program, donations from “new donors” will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Existing supporters – those that have donated in the previous three years – that donate a minimum amount of $1,000 will also have their contributions matched.

Members of the Ontario trucking industry who have donated thus far include C. W. Henderson, Shuttle Express, Cavalier Transportation Services, SLH Transport, CIBC Wood Gundy (David Lawrence), Span-Nation Transportation Services, Drumbo Transport, Tibbs Transport, Empire Transportation, Tirecraft, Hercules Freight, Robert Transport, J.D. Smith and Sons and Transportcorp.

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