Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Driving Away The Cold-Conicelli Autoplex

Driving Away the Cold Program was a Great Success

What a great success the "Driving Away The Cold" program was this year for the CARing for Kids Foundations and Conicelli Autoplex.  We donated over 1000 coats to local charities along with over 10,000 coats donated by the CARing for Kids Foundation. Conshohocken:

Carson Valley Children’s Aid- 648 Coats, Bright Hope Baptist Church- 252 coats, Missionary of Charity- 54 coats, Springfield: Frederick Douglass School/World Impact-198 coats.

Conicelli pledged that for every car sold in September at any of our dealerships, we will donate an additional coat. In past years the Conicelli organization has donated approximately 1,000 coats per year and we would like to continue to improve on that number. Conicelli is very excited to be involvement with this great cause for the 5th year in a row.

The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation will distribute an estimated 30,000 brand-new winter coats this month to area children in need through its fifth annual Driving Away the Cold program. It will host a special day of giving on October 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where 5,750 brand-new winter coats will be distributed to students from approximately 15 elementary schools in the Philadelphia School District.

“In 2011, approximately 80 percent of the students enrolled in the Philadelphia School District were economically disadvantaged,” said Claudia S. Averette, M.Ed., deputy chief of Parent, Family, Community Engagement and Faith-Based Partnerships, School District of Philadelphia. “When the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation approached us about collaborating on a coat distribution event, we immediately began planning and offering support on the best way to do it. The end result will be thousands of our students arriving to school warmer, healthier and ultimately more ready to learn. We are thankful to the Foundation and its dealer members for organizing a program such as this.”

The Conicelli Dealerships are proud to be a part of this foundation.  To view other charitable contributions please visit http://www.conicelliautoplex.com/dealership/news.htm.

In just four years, the program has given the gift of a new winter coat to nearly 80,000 children – that totals more than $1.2 million in giving. This year, the program hopes to donate it's 100,000th coat.

For more information, or to volunteer, go to http://www.caringforkids.com/You can also visit us at www.conicelliautoplex.com to start shopping today!

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