Dulles Greenway Tolls Go to Charity -- for a Day

Annual Drive for Charity is Thursday

By Eun Yang
|  Tuesday, May 18, 2010  |  Updated 10:45 AM EDT
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Dulles Greenway Tolls Go to Charity -- for a Day

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You hate paying those pesky tolls on the Dulles Greenway. They really do add up. But if it's any consolation, for one day, all tolls collected will be returned back to the community.

The Fifth Annual Drive for Charity takes place Thursday. All tolls that day will be donated to local charities including March of Dimes, Fresh Air/Full Care, Dulles Greenway Scholarship, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Every Citizen Has Opportunity (ECHO), and Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS).

So far, the annual drive has raised $800,000 and organizers hope to top the $1 million mark this year.

The Dulles Greenway is owned by the Toll Road Investors Partnership II, or TRIP II. Since the toll road opened in 1996, TRIP II says it has formed a long-standing relationship with the community, providing funding for local youth sports teams, elementary school fundraisers and high school graduation events.

The charities chosen for this year's benefit were selected based on the contribution they provide to the local community in the areas of community outreach, youth health and welfare and the environment. TRIP II makes a three year commitment to each organization chosen for the Annual Drive.

For more information, click here.

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