Donation of one day's worth of Greenway tolls expected to raise approximately $200,000
for area charities
The Dulles Greenway will be holding its 3rd Annual Drive for Charity on May 15th. 100% of the tolls collected on the Dulles Greenway on this day will be donated to five different local charities: March of Dimes, Loudoun Chapter of the Special Olympics, Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS), Fresh Air/Full Care and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. In addition, proceeds from the drive also support the Dulles Greenway Citizenship Award-- a $1,000 scholarship given to 12 seniors from Loudoun County Public High Schools.
The Greenway has increased its Drive for Charity promotional campaign to reach local commuters. This year's Drive for Charity campaign features commercials on Channel 9 and Channel 4, and radio spots with WTOP 103.2 FM and WINC 92.5 FM. NBC4 has set up online donations (http://www.nbc4.com/sponsors/16028498/detail.html?dl=trayclick) for those unable to travel on the Greenway and would like to make contribution. The radio spots will be voiced by Washington Redskins James Thrash.
Dulles Greenway's Third Drive for Charity
Make it possible for these charities to make a significant impact in the community with your help!
Charities for May 15, 2008
• March of Dimes (www.marchofdimes.com) - helped the NICU Family Support project to fund a Family Support Specialist at INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children. Distributed over 1325 parent care kits to families in the NICU. Supplied NICU Family Support materials to INOVA Loudoun Hospital.
• Loudoun Chapter of the Special Olympics (www.loudounspecialolympics.org) - helped the chapter to purchase equipment, produce a newsletter and lease a climate controlled storage facility for uniform storage.
• Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS) (www.lcsj.org) - was able to sponsor the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center, prior to this Loudoun County was the only jurisdiction without this critical service for children in danger from abuse and neglect.
• Fresh Air/Full Care - sent 87 Loudoun County children to summer camp for 5-6 weeks per child.
• Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (www.loudounwildlife.org) - helped the conservancy to expand its educational programs including field trips, and monitoring programs as well as underwrite an Environmental Education Conference.
• Dulles Greenway Citizenship Award (www.dullesgreenway.com) - provided scholarships to 12 local high school students.
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