The 32nd annual Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Convoy was held last weekend in Mannheim, Pennsylvania. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the result exceeded all expectations.
This year, only 100 trucks took part in the convoy. Unlike previous years, the public was not allowed to attend. However, crowds of people gathered along the Convoy route. The live stream could also be viewed on Facebook.
The first 30 vehicles in the convoy represented the top fundraisers from last year. They were followed by drivers who raised at least $ 1,000 and $ 500.
Make-A-Wish grants wishes to seriously ill children. The truck convoy helped the charity raise about $ 400,000.
Katie Schladitz, Make-A-Wish regional events manager, thanked the truckers for their participation and fundraising. The truck drivers “really stepped up their fundraising efforts this year,” she said.
The RoadPro Family of Brands was one of the annual convoy sponsors. The company donated $ 30,000 to the event as well as gifts for drivers. T-Mobile also donated $ 1,000 to the fundraising efforts of five drivers.
The annual Convoy is the main fundraiser for the charitable organization. These funds will make almost all children’s wishes come true.