TOWSON, MD (Wednesday, July 24, 2019) –– While no one is ready to think summer is over quite yet, the reality is that back-to-school time is coming soon. In an effort to help local schools, AAA Mid-Atlantic will collect school supplies through August 4 at all AAA locations, including its Retail and Car Care Centers.
The campaign encourages AAA associates, members, and the public to donate new, unused school supplies. The local schools supported by the collection drive are chosen by AAA associates and after the donations are collected, AAA associates will deliver the supplies to their chosen school.
“AAA cares deeply about the communities in which we live and serve,” says Ragina C. Ali, Manager of Public and Government Affairs. “The school supply drive aims to ensure that students have what they need when they get to school, which takes pressure off children and families and gets the school year off to a great start.”
While dropping off donations, all are invited and encouraged to take AAA’s “Don’t Drive Intexticated” pledge or to take the pledge online at AAA.com/dontdrivedistracted. AAA’s multi-year initiative, “Don’t Drive Intoxicated—Don’t Drive Intexticated” campaign, links the impact of drinking and driving with distracted driving. Both are comparably dangerous and deadly, research shows, killing and injuring drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. What is more, a person using a cellphone while driving is four times as likely to be involved in a crash as drivers who are not. According to the Maryland Department of Transportation – Motor Vehicle Administration, “183 people die every year in Maryland from distracted driving crashes, and more than 27,000 more are injured.”
“With more distractions than ever, motorists need to make a new commitment, as the school year begins to put the phone away and watch out for students,” said Ali. To locate a AAA nearest you, please go to https://midatlantic.aaa.com/about/stores.
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