Roseville, Calif. – Local Chrysler Group dealership, Autowest Chrysler helped to raise $2,240 in funding for Cirby Elementary School and key awareness for bullying prevention with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids(tm) program. The fundraising event was held on November 8 in conjunction with the Cirby Elementary School Fall Festival.
“The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Jason Stoicevich, Director at the California Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “We are extremely proud to support both schools and organizations, as they encourage student development and growth.”
Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school on their behalf from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2013 model Town & Country minivan – highest ranked in loyalty 11 years in a row, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to Autowest Chrysler. In partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, those who participated also received important information about RFK Project SEATBELT (Safe Environments Achieved Through Bullying Prevention Engagement Leadership Teaching Respect).
At the conclusion of the program, the school with the highest number of test drives in each one of the five geographic regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, and West) will win an additional $5,000, for a total of $25,000 in additional funding from Chrysler through the Drive for the Kids program.
Since 1993, when Chrysler introduced Drive for the Kids, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation. Chrysler has contributed nearly $5 million directly to local schools for student needs, from playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers. Chrysler is proud of this tradition of community involvement.