NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Quaker Digital Academy officials are sticking to their promise to share the profits from advertisements around New Philadelphia with the city.
QDA Recruitment And Fundraising Director Tom Farbizo presented a check to New Phila council last week for $900, which is 40-percent of the funds raised through advertisements being placed on the sides of city garbage trucks. Farbizo says this is the first check to the city since installing the ads two years ago, with more money still to come.
“Next year on that truck they’ll get another payment, and then coming up we have a second truck that’ll have a first payment, and then they have two other vehicles. In fact, Service Director [Ron] McAbier told me that they’re getting another new sanitation truck,” he says.
Farbizo says the other 60-percent of funds raised from their garbage truck ads as well as window advertisements installed at the airport will go to supporting students working towards a high school diploma.
“Last year, we gave out two $1,000 scholarships to students, and our plans are to give out at least one this year and maybe two. It depends on how many kids apply and things like that,” he says.
Farbizo says all the initiatives have allowed QDA to donate more than $6,000 to the city over the years.