Ringgold Chrysler Dodge Jeep Helps Raise $2,860 For Woodstation Elementary

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Local Chrysler Group dealership, Ringgold Chrysler Dodge Jeep helped raise $2,860 in funding for Woodstation Elementary with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event was held in conjunction with an open house.

“The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Al Gardner, director at the Southeast 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, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to Ringgold Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

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. For more information, visit www.drive4kids.com.  


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