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Just For Kids Teddy Bear Convoy, June 5th

The Just For Kids Transportation Group has been formed by a number of volunteers from the transport industry in Newfoundland & Labrador, to organize the annual Teddy Bear Convoy. This annual event is designed to help raise funds for the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Teddy Bear Convoy in St. John’s will take place on June 5, 2016 to coincide with the annual Janeway Telethon, and will start with a meet and greet at City Tire’s Retread Plant on the TCH at 8:30 AM. We will depart from there, as a convoy, and circle the hospital in view of the children. We will make a presentation of a cheque to represent the funds collected, and then return to City Tire for a barbeque social sponsored by Marine Atlantic Inc. Similar efforts are being organized in Corner Brook, with the money raised in that event to be included in our presentation to the Janeway.

We are seeking your support with this fund raising event, by collecting donations, using the attached pledge sheet. Donations can come from individuals or companies, but must be recorded on your pledge sheet. We can retrieve your pledge sheets and money on June 3rd, by calling Jocelyn Miller at 722-1991 or e-mail her at auto@eastcantrans.com. Donations and pledge sheets for those participating in the convoy can be submitted to the Just For Kids Transportation Group at City Tire on June 5th before the convoy starts.

The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation will appreciate any participation and money collected to benefit the sick kids in our province. As an added incentive, the Just For Kids Transportation Group will award 2 tickets for the Journey Concert at Mile One Stadium, to the person who collects the most money. To be eligible, your pledges and money must be collected and recorded on our Teddy Bear Convoy Pledge Sheet and submitted on or before June 5, 2016.

Last year both events raised over $35,000.00 with over 70 trucks between the two convoys. Our goal this year is to exceed this amount and increase the number of trucks participating. The kids love to see the trucks in the convoy and they will be the benefactors of your participation. Please help us to help these kids.