Fund for truckers has donations matched Tuesday

Updated Nov 27, 2018

First, there was Black Friday and all of the crowds and spending.

Then came Cyber Monday, which meant doing all that spending online.

Finally, there’s Giving Tuesday, a day set aside each year to encourage philanthropy by individuals, businesses, and organizations.

This year, the trucking community gets a boost tomorrow, this year’s Giving Tuesday.

Every donation made to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund on Giving Tuesday will be matched by three companies. Boosting donations up to $1,000 are The Dart AdvantageRoadPro Family of Brands and Zephyr Polishes.

Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season.

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury, occurring within the last year, has caused them to be out of work. The charity recently received $60,000 from Pilot Flying J as part of its 60th anniversary celebration.