The Foster Care and Community Services office in Raleigh, NC, has gained support from NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson. Program Manager Paige Pait learned that the popular racer was seeking out worthy causes to help out through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and his "Helmet of Hope" fundraising campaign. Nominations were sent to the foundation by KidsPeace FCCP Raleigh Board of Associates members and members of the foster care community. Thanks to one nomination in particular by Thomas Swieca of Pinehurst, NC, KidsPeace was chosen as one of 12 organizations whose logos will appear on Jimmie's helmet during the October 11 Pepsi 500 Sprint Club Race at California's Auto Club Raceway. Additionally, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation will contribute $1048 to the Children's Fund of the Raleigh FCCP office, and all 12 organizations will share the profits from a tee shirt that will be sold online and display all 12 logos on the back.
"This is huge recognition of KidsPeace from an extremely popular NASCAR driver," Paige said, "and our logo will be seen by millions during this race." NASCAR followers are known for their philanthropy, and the Foundation will be conducting a major public relations effort to promote the cause and the organizations that were selected as benefactors. Learn more about the foundation and order a tee shirt at www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org. KidsPeace greatly appreciates this honor and hopes to reach out to the many fans of and racers in the NASCAR sport.