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Press Releases

October 12, 2009

Contact: Randy Schwartzenburg

Trucker Buddy International Receives Large Donation from Randall Reilly Publishing

Trucker Buddy International announces that it has received a large donation from Randall Reilly Publishing in the form of office and operational support. This is in addition to the support of complimentary ad space, award products and financial donations it’s been donating throughout the years. Randall Reilly will be providing support for telephone systems, computers and computer services, office administration as well as many of the day to day expenses that Trucker Buddy would otherwise have to incur.

“Randall Reilly has graciously offered to allow us to operate our program from their offices in Tuscaloosa thus reducing our operational expenses and allowing more value to be reinvested into the program. This is a wonderful gesture and will help insure Trucker Buddy’s success far into the future. We will continue to operate Trucker Buddy as an independent entity being directed by our governing board.” says Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director.

“Supporting Trucker Buddy just makes sense to us at Randall Reilly Media. We have been working with Trucker Buddy since Gary King came to our offices in 1992 and asked for our help. We are excited to increase our level of support for Trucker Buddy. Having a strong image program aimed at our children sews the right seeds that will benefit our industry for years to come.” says Mike Reilly, Chairman/CEO, Randall Reilly.

Trucker Buddy International, an independent, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, often called the number one trucking image campaign in North America, has helped educate schoolchildren and introduce educators to the trucking industry. This gives them the world through the eyes of a professional truck driver. The Trucker Buddy program helps to educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades 2-8 as supervised by their teachers.
After an extensive screening process, the professional truck drivers are matched with a class and as directed by the teacher, drivers share news about their travels with their class. Students write letters and send pictures to their drivers. Students' skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies, and history are enhanced and learning is fun.
Since 1992, Trucker Buddy International has helped educate over a million schoolchildren and introduced them to caring, compassionate men and women, professional truck drivers. The on going success of the program is due to driver volunteers, participating teachers and the contributions of sponsors. There is no cost to the drivers or teachers to participate in the program. The Trucker Buddy program is funded entirely by sponsorships and your donations.

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