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Trucker Buddy calendar an annual favorite
The 2008 Trucker Buddy calendar, sponsored by Kenworth Truck Company, is available. An annual favorite, it features drawings submitted by children in the Trucker Buddy program and Kenworth’s new truck models.
Each year, hundreds of students submit drawings of safety messages their Trucker Buddies have taught them, and 12 entries are selected from the heartwarming submissions. This annual calendar began in 2004, when Kenworth collaborated with Trucker Buddy in producing a calendar by sponsoring a coloring contest for students in the Trucker Buddy program.
“Kenworth Truck Company has a long and valued relationship with Trucker Buddy and strongly supports the program’s educational efforts with children. We’re proud to again sponsor the annual Trucker Buddy calendar, which features student artwork containing positive trucking themes,” says Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.
The Trucker Buddy program has achieved its success thanks to sponsors like Kenworth Truck Company, which has supported the program since the beginning. Kenworth became a contributor to Trucker Buddy in 1993 and continues to support Trucker Buddy and its educational efforts with children.
Calendars will be given to companies and individuals who make a donation to Trucker Buddy while supplies last; they also can be purchased for $5 each, including shipping. Call 800-MY-BUDDY for information.
Proceeds from the calendar are used to further the goals and mission of Trucker Buddy, enabling it to reach more classrooms around the world.
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 professional truck drivers, and every week drivers share news about their travels with their class. For more information about Trucker Buddy International, visit www.truckerbuddy.org or call 1-800-MY-BUDDY.
In other news, Trucker Buddy announced that Roxane Rose is stepping down as executive director of the organization. The Board has appointed a search committee to fill the open position. Under the leadership of Rose, Trucker Buddy International has maintained its growth and success.
“We sincerely thank Roxane for her dedication to Trucker Buddy, which is once again demonstrated by her willingness to volunteer in the years to come for the organization,” says Mark Taylor, president of the board of directors and a Trucker Buddy of two classes.
Howard Salmon teaches geography to second-grade class at Anderson Heights Elementary School.