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OTA Education Foundation seeking donations for ‘100 days’ fundraising campaign

TORONTO, Ont. -- With a little more than two months to go in its ambitious 100 Donations in 100 Days fundraising campaign, the OTA Education Foundation is looking for more support to fund its 2011 university and college scholarships. The...


TORONTO, Ont. — With a little more than two months to go in its ambitious 100 Donations in 100 Days fundraising campaign, the OTA Education Foundation is looking for more support to fund its 2011 university and college scholarships. The Foundation is hoping to raise at least $40,000 from 100 donors before July 6.

Despite a somewhat slow start, chairman Scott Smith remains optimistic that the Foundation will reach its target by the hundredth day. “We are certainly pleased with the uptake so far which has essentially relied on limited publicity such as the initial announcement and information on the Foundation’s webpage,” Smith said. As a follow-up, a targeted campaign to carrier and allied trade members was mailed this week.  “We’re hoping that more companies will be prompted to donate as a result of the direct mail efforts.”

Donors will receive a Scholarship Promotion Kit to assist them with promoting the Foundation’s scholarship opportunities to their employees. The scholarships are available exclusively to students whose parents work in the trucking industry. Donors will also receive a charitable tax receipt from the Foundation, which is a registered charity. A donation form can be downloaded here.

The first eight donators from the campaign are Empire Transportation, Drumbo Transport, Manitoulin Transport, SLH Transport, HSBI Benefits, Kriska Holdings, Einwechter Limited, and Markel Insurance Company of Canada.


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