Loudoun commuters on Thursday will have a chance to support the efforts of seven area nonprofits just by taking a drive on the Dulles Greenway. The 14th annual Drive For Charity kicks off at midnight.
All toll revenue collected on Thursday, May 16 will be donated to local charities and a scholarship program in Loudoun’s high schools.
The campaign is expected to result in more than $300,000 in contributions to the March of Dimes, ECHO, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Fresh Air/Full Care, the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, the Loudoun Free Clinic and Loudoun Hunger Relief. The collection also will fund the Dulles Greenway Scholarship Program, which provides $2,000 to a graduating senior at each of Loudoun’s 16 public high schools.
Terry Hoffman, public and customer relations manager for the Dulles Greenway, said “Every day, we help people on their way as they travel through our region. We also take our obligation to help people in need in our community seriously. The Drive for Charity is a way for us to provide both funding and awareness for our non-profit partners. We’re excited to welcome Loudoun Hunger Relief to the group this year, and pleased that the funding will assist with the Mobile Pantry launch this fall.”
Last year, the program raised $316,627, bringing total contributions to $3.39 million over the program’s 13 years.