WWEX Donation Drive Raises Nearly $29,000 for UMFS and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
DALLAS (September 15, 2022) — Worldwide Express ("WWEX") announced today that the Worldwide Express 250 Donation Drive garnered donations of nearly 2,000 toys and supplies along with nearly $29,000 for local charities UMFS and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU ("CHoR").
As part of the events surrounding the 2022 Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation race at Richmond Raceway, Worldwide Express partnered with Estes Express Lines on a series of activities including an in-person and online toy and supply drive, driver meet and greets and race ticket donations. Each person who donated was entered in a raffle to win driver-signed memorabilia and prizes, including a Richmond Raceway flag signed by current NASCAR Cup Series drivers, Niece Motorsports memorabilia and Trackhouse Racing items.
"Thank you to everyone who participated and donated in our toy and supply drive in support of two amazing Virginia organizations," said Worldwide Express President Rob Rose. "Special thanks also go to our partners and friends at Estes Express Lines, Manchester Moose Lodge No. 699, Richmond Raceway and Bespoke Sports and Entertainment for their generous support through both toy and monetary donations. As well, we would like to thank Niece Motorsports and Trackhouse Racing for their donations of race memorabilia to generate interest for and participation in our efforts."
Worldwide Express presented UMFS and CHoR with thousands of donated toys, games, art supplies and more, along with checks totaling $25,000 ($12,500 each) to help replenish supply stocks and support children and families in need.
"We rely heavily on philanthropic support to ensure the best possible care is provided by a world class team," said Stephanie Allan, VP of Community Development, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. "Your overall support has made such an impact. I know it was very much a group effort and we are just honored to have been a part."
"Our team was ecstatic when we brought over the items. We are so incredibly appreciative of the support for our patients and families," said Bethany Fisackerly, Child Life Supervisor, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. "Having these sorts of resources absolutely makes our jobs easier and brings light to the intense situations our kiddos are asked to endure.
"We just cannot express enough how fortunate we feel to have been a part of everything. Thank you for all of your support! Our youth and families will feel the impact of your generosity instantly," said Julia Bowling, Major Gifts Officer, UMFS.