SUMMARY: Click here, vote for TFK and help them win money to buy a new van.

PRESS RELEASE: Trips for Kids (TFK) was selected to compete in the July Pepsi Refresh Project for a $25,000 prize. TFK will win if its goal to purchase a new van for the organization is voted in the top 40 of the month’s 1,000 Pepsi Refresh Project “ideas.” TFK advocates can vote online for TFK once a day through July 31.

“With trips running six days a week serving more than 2,000 kids a year, we use our vans daily,” said Marilyn Price, TFK founder and executive director. “We use them to transport youth to rides and other field trips, move equipment and pick up donations. A new van is essential to the operation of our programs.”

If TFK is among the top 100 Pepsi Refresh Project ideas in July, it will be eligible for the $25,000 prize in August.

To vote for TFK in the Pepsi Refresh Project to ensure that TFK can purchase its new van, go to

The Pepsi Refresh Project will award more than $20 million in 2010 to move communities forward. The Pepsi Refresh Project is an evolution of the Refresh Everything initiative Pepsi launched in 2009.

For more information about TFK, to donate to the organization or to learn about the Re-Cyclery Bicycle Thrift Shop in San Rafael, please visit

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