As part of the 7th annual Drive For Charity, 100% of tolls collected on the Dulles Greenway on Thursday, May 17, will be donated to five local charities and the Dulles Greenway High School scholarship program, Toll Road Investors Partnership II, L.P. (TRIP II), owners of the concession, announced today.
Several local dignitaries and charities are scheduled to attend the Dulles Greenway kickoff rally at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm, on May 10 at noon, to support the Greenway’s annual fund-raising effort, which has raised $1,266,810.75 over the past six years.
In addition to the Dulles Greenway Scholarship Program, where the Greenway awards $1,500 to one senior at each Loudoun County public high school, the main beneficiaries of the Greenway’s Drive for Charity efforts are as follows:
March of Dimes – The Dulles Greenway has helped the NICU Family Support Project fund a Family Support Specialist at INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children to oversee activities of the program, as well as support activities in the program (Patient Care Kits, Parent Education Hours and Patient Safety Classes).
Every Citizen Has Opportunity (ECHO) – With the contributions received from the Greenway, ECHO has been able to purchase four 12-passenger vans that provide transportation for people with disabilities to and from work.
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) – The Greenway’s support has helped LAWS provide legal services for victims of domestic violence to obtain protective orders, child support and spousal support so that they may have the opportunity to live free from abuse and violence.
Fresh Air/Full Care – The Dulles Greenway has helped low income working parents to pay for the cost of summer camp for their children. This provides the children with a safe and enriching experience through the summer months. The Drive for Charity sent 91 Loudoun County children to summer camp for 5-6 weeks per child.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy- The Greenway’s contributions have allowed Loudoun Wildlife to provide 4 scholarships for a two-week Nature camp, expand their amphibian monitoring efforts and provide 1,000 trees/shrubs which were planted to protect water quality in Loudoun County.