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Local car dealership helps school raise funds

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 12 2013 06:53:18 PM CDT

No door to door fundraising? Sounds like a parents dream come true.

Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Palmerton helped raise $1,020 in funding for St. John Neumann Ragional School through Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids™  program.

The event took place on May 7th in conjunction with the elementary school's Science Fair.

“The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Carlos Jimenez, Director of the MidAtlantic Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “We are extremely proud to support both schools and organizations, as they encourage student development and growth.”

Participants could further contribute by test driving a 2013 model Town & Country minivan, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to the Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership.

For every test drive, Chrysler brand contributed $10 to the school on the participant's behalf.

The school with the highest number of test drives in one of five geographic regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, and West) will win an additional $5,000.

That makes $25,000 in additional funding from Chrysler through the Drive for the Kids™ program.

Since Chrysler's introduced Drive for the Kids™ in 1993, dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation.

Over $5 million has been contributed directly to local schools for student needs, from playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers.

Chrysler brand is extremely proud of its tradition in community involvement.

Further information can be found at: www.drive4kids.com