I-66 EMP Among Sponsors at Boxes of Basics’ Fundraising Gala

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Provided by I-66 Express Mobility Partners

I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP), operators of the 66 Express Outside the Beltway, is a sponsor of local non-profit Boxes of Basics’ annual fundraising gala, ‘Dueling Keys for a Cause,’ on Friday, March 8, at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville.

The ‘Friend of the Cause’ sponsorship strengthens I-66 EMP’s already strong relationship with Boxes of Basics.

In 2023, the roadway operator was a Silver Sponsor of the non-profit, providing $5,000 to further Boxes of Basics’ mission. I-66 EMP is renewing that sponsorship for 2024.

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In addition, I-66 EMP has conducted winter clothing drives to benefit Boxes of Basics since commencing full operations in November 2022. The drives in 2022 and 2023 amassed approximately 250 articles of warm clothes for local schoolchildren who find themselves in underprivileged situations.

“We’re delighted that I-66 EMP has chosen to be a sponsor of ‘Dueling Keys for a Cause,’” said Sarah Tyndall, founder and executive director of Boxes of Basics. “The event shines a spotlight on our community partners who make it all possible, and I-66 EMP has been a great long-term partner in our mission to improve the lives of Prince William County’s kids.”

Featuring a silent auction, three-course dinner, and musical performances including a dueling pianos show, the sold-out fundraising gala will celebrate Boxes of Basics’ positive impact on the Prince William County community as a not-for-profit distributor of clothes for disadvantaged children. In addition to sponsorships, the organization depends on donations of clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and funds from the local community, including the corporate community.

“It’s an easy decision for us to continue our support of Boxes of Basics,” said Nancy H. Smith, Director of Corporate Affairs for I-66 Express Mobility Partners, operators of the 66 Express Outside the Beltway. “Not only does the organization perfectly match our mission to improve the lives of everyone who lives or works near the I-66 corridor, the work Boxes of Basics does for the community is absolutely vital. We look forward to this gala and to another year helping Boxes of Basics make a difference for the kids of Prince William County.”

About Boxes of Basics:

At Boxes of Basics, we believe that every child deserves to have their basic clothing needs met. Our mission is to provide children in need with a seasonal box of quality new and gently used clothing in their size. Our amazing volunteers hand-select and pack every Box of Basics, and tailor it for each individual child. When a child receives their Box of Basics, we want them to feel like they are opening a gift! Learn more at BoxesOfBasics.org.

About the 66 Express Outside the Beltway:

Part of VDOT’s Transform 66 Outside the Beltway program, the 66 Express Outside the Beltway is a transformative 22.5-mile multi-modal mega-project featuring advanced dynamic-tolling systems to keep traffic flowing at all times. The lanes provide Northern Virginia commuters, businesses, and mass transit with a reliable option to move people, goods, and services throughout the I-66 corridor, allowing drivers to Sit Less, Do More. Visit Ride66Express.com to learn more and keep up with the 66 Express Outside the Beltway on Facebook and Twitter.


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