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'Drive For Charity' Today On Dulles Greenway

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Drivers on the Dulles Greenway can feel that their tolls are going to a good cause today.
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Drivers on the Dulles Greenway can feel that their tolls are going to a good cause today.

In a different type of "fundraising drive," tolls collected today on the Dulles Greenway are going to support local charities as part of the 7th annual Dulles Greenway "Drive for Charity." All proceeds today will go to groups including the March of Dimes and the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter.

Some of the money collected will also go to the Dulles Greenway Scholarship Program, according to the Associated Press. It awards $1,500 to one senior at each of the high schools in Loudoun County.

The Dulles Greenway is a privately owned toll road that runs 14 miles between Dulles Airport and Leesburg, Virginia.

Last year, the Drive for Charity raised about $235,000. This year, organizers say they're hoping to raise $30,000 more. To reach that goal, 60,000 cars would have to pass through the tolls.

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