Monday, September 06, 2010
The Hershberger Road Taco Bell closed in August.
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The Roanoke Times
Taco Bell hosts fundraising farewell partyThe Taco Bell on Hershberger Road in Roanoke closed Aug. 24 but made sure to give back to the community at its going-away party.
For a donation to area Boys and Girls Clubs, “Farewell to The Bell” allowed people to draw graffiti and mark on the restaurant’s walls. Taco Bell will scrap the building and build a new, 80-seat restaurant, scheduled to open in November.
Century 21 launches autism fundraiser
Century 21 real estate company has launched the "21st Century Child: Picture the Future" contest to raise money for children living with autism.
Participants can visit 21centurychild.com and share a photo of a child age 5 or younger and an inspirational message. Participants then can share the photo and fundraising campaign with family and friends. For every photo uploaded, Century 21 will donate $1 to Easter Seals' Act for Autism Campaign.
The photo-sharing contest will run through Sept. 30. Prizes will be awarded to contestants who generate the highest number of contributions.
Building companies donate to PTAs
Shelter Alternatives Inc. and its subsidiary company Energy Check have made donations to parent-teacher associations to help teachers move from Blacksburg Middle School to the old Christiansburg Middle School and convert the middle school building for use as a high school.
These arrangements had to be made after the Blacksburg High School gymnasium roof collapsed in February and the school was closed.
The building companies have employees with children who attend the schools. Further donations can be sent to the Blacksburg Middle School PTA at 208 College St., Christiansburg, VA 24073, and to the Blacksburg High School PTA at 3109 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
Advance kicks off diabetes fundraising
Roanoke-based Advance Auto Parts has kicked off its 2010 juvenile diabetes fundraising campaign, with a goal of collecting $4 million.
This is Advance's 17th consecutive year of support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Over the past 16 years, the company has raised a total of $20 million, including a record-breaking $3.8 million in 2009. This makes Advance the foundation's top corporate partner.
Advance's "sneaker" sales program allows customers to buy paper sneakers for $1, $5, $25 or $50 to display in Advance Auto Parts store windows. The company also has planned events such as silent auctions and community walks to benefit the foundation. More than $1.6 million has already been raised for 2010.
Window World raises $1.5 million for children's hospital
Window World has hit its fundraising goal of $1.5 million to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The goal was set by the company less than two years ago after it became a corporate partner of St. Jude. The number represents the total cost to operate the hospital for one day.
The company reached the goal at its annual "Family Reunion" on Aug. 15, where a company auction and employee donations raised $500,000 in three hours. The auction made $100,000 from two custom-made motorcycles, designed and built by Paul Teutul Sr., owner of Orange County Choppers and star of the reality show "American Chopper."