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Trucker Buddy calendar now available
The 2007 Trucker Buddy calendar, featuring winning drawings submitted by schoolchildren in the Trucker Buddy program, is now available. The annual calendar began in 2004, when Ken-worth collaborated with Trucker Buddy in producing a calendar by sponsoring a coloring contest for students in the Trucker Buddy program. Each year, students submit drawings of safety messages their Trucker Buddies have taught them, and 12 entries are selected from hundreds of heart-warming submissions. These winning drawings are featured in the 2007 calendar, which is available from Trucker Buddy. Proceeds from the calendar are used to further the goals and mission of Trucker Buddy, enabling it to reach more classrooms around the world.
“We’re especially pleased to again sponsor the annual Trucker Buddy Calendar featuring the colorful artwork of participating students in the program,” says Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “Kenworth also offers a special thanks to the many Trucker Buddy members who help make a difference with their dedicated efforts throughout the year.”
Calendars will be given to companies and individuals who make a donation to Trucker Buddy while supplies last; they can also be purchased for $5 through www.truckerbuddy.org or by mail. To order, call (800) MY-BUDDY or mail a check or money order to Trucker Buddy, P.O. Box 888, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Trucker Buddy has opened the eyes of school children around the world since its beginnings in the early 1990s. Often called the No. 1 trucking image campaign in North America, Trucker Buddy’s true value lies in the many children’s lives it has touched in a positive way.
In 1992, truck driver Gary King asked his children’s teacher if he could send postcards to their class in Williams Bay, WI. The teacher agreed, and King began corresponding from his travels delivering freight. Today, the program annually matches around 3,500 drivers and teachers, providing a valuable educational tool for some 85,000 students.
Trucker Buddy International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades two through eight. Trucker Buddy matches classes of students with drivers, who share news about their travels with their class. For more information about Trucker Buddy International, visit www.truckerbuddy.org or call (800) MY-BUDDY.