Trucker Buddy news
TBI needs your support!
Often called the No. 1 trucking image campaign in North America, Trucker Buddy is reaching out for support.
“We greatly appreciate all past and current sponsors of the Trucker Buddy Program, especially those who are supporting the program during these tough economic times,” the organization says in a press release. “However, this year the level of corporate sponsorship has not been the same as in years past.”
To make up the difference, Trucker Buddy International has launched “Trucker Buddy Nation” with the goal of providing grass-roots financial support for the program through renewable tax deductible donations from anyone and everyone who wishes to help support the objectives of Trucker Buddy International.
Trucker Buddy International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen-pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades 2 through 8. Trucker Buddy matches classes of students with professional truck drivers. Drivers share news about their travels with their class, and students write letters to their drivers.
Students’ skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies and history are enhanced through the interactive learning. Since 1992, Trucker Buddy has helped educate more than a million schoolchildren, while introducing them to caring, compassionate men and women professional truck drivers. One of the greatest values of the program lies in the many children’s lives it has touched in a very positive way.
Anyone can become a member of the Trucker Buddy Nation by making a donation online or by contacting Trucker Buddy at 1-800-MY-BUDDY (800-692-8339). For further information, visit www.truckerbuddynation.org.
The success of the Trucker Buddy program is largely due to the contributions of sponsors, driver volunteers and participating teachers. There is no cost to drivers or teachers who participate in the program.
More than 3,000 professional drivers share their time with elementary classes throughout the world through the Truck-er Buddy program. The only criteria to be a Trucker Buddy is to be a professional truck driver with a CDL who is willing to send a postcard each week to a class in grades two through eight. Drivers and teachers can find out more about the program by visiting truckerbuddy.org or calling 1-800-MY-BUDDY.