Danvers, Mass. - (August 1, 2011): The International Cars, Ltd. (ICL) family of dealerships invites its customers and community to join them this August in celebrating "National Back to School" month. For each vehicle sold throughout the month of August, each of ICL's five dealerships will donate $100 (up to $10,000) to local schools through online giving forum Digital Wish.
Digital Wish is a national platform that empowers educators and donors to campaign cooperatively to put technology into the hands of students across America. Digital Wish allows teachers to create "wish lists" of technology products needed for their classroom, and describe how each item will be utilized at www.digitalwish.org. Like a gift registry, visiting donors can purchase wish list items for classrooms through Digital Wish, or donate money to a specific classroom for future technology purchases. 100percent of every donation to Digital Wish funds classroom technology.
ICL's "Back to School" month donation will benefit local Massachusetts and New Hampshire schools and assist Digital Wish in their mission to solve technology shortfalls in U.S. classrooms.
"Technology really has changed the way our children learn," said Jack Donachie, president and CEO of International Cars, Ltd. "With so much pressure on the learning environment, it can be expensive for schools and teachers to keep up with the costs. We're proud to partner with Digital Wish again this August to help fill in some of those gaps and keep schools equipped with the most up-to-date technology."
In addition to donating $100 per vehicle sold, ICL will also offer employee pricing to all educators throughout the month of August.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for our educators to acquire much-needed technology," said Heather Chirtea, executive director and founder of Digital Wish. "We are excited to help ICL reach the schools in their local region and impact as many as 1,000 students, right in their hometown!"
Digital Wish invites the collaborative involvement of local communities, caring donors, and innovative teachers to make a personal investment in the communities where they live and work. Teachers are encouraged use the platform to network with other educators across the country, sharing lesson plans, experiences, and advice on teaching in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.digitalwish.org.
About International Cars, Ltd:
International Cars Ltd. is an employee owned company comprised of five New England area dealerships. In addition to Honda North, the New Hampshire locations include; Dover Auto World: with Honda and Chevrolet franchises, Dover Auto World Collision Center; Porsche of Stratham and Audi Stratham. The International Cars' team, company-wide, is one that values ownership, accountability, and the importance of high-level service and customer satisfaction.
International Cars is headquartered at Honda North in Danvers, Mass. and is the recipient of several industry awards, including the 2007 Governor's Highway Safety Association Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award and the Time Magazine 2006 Quality Dealer Award. Honda North is a four-time Honda President's Award winner, which is the most prestigious honor that Honda can grant to one of its dealerships. Dover Auto World in NH is a two-time President's Award winner. Audi Stratham is a 2009 recipient of the Magna Society Award from Audi of America for excellence in customer service and performance. Most recently, Porsche of Stratham was named a 2011 Porsche Premier Dealer, an award reserved for just 25 of the German automaker's 197 U.S. dealerships who consistently go above and beyond Porsche's high customer standards. International Cars has also earned several AACE (Annual Award for Communications Excellence) Awards through The National ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Association.
The Employee Owners of International Cars, Ltd. take great pride in supporting charitable based initiatives that directly impact their local communities. This type of involvement is an integral part of the success of employee ownership. For more information on International Cars, please call Ebben Zall Group at 781-449-3244 or visit www.iclautos.com.
ICL Media Contact: Jamie Giller
Ebben Zall Group
About Digital Wish
Digital Wish is on a mission to solve technology shortfalls in American classrooms. Invite your teachers to make their technology wish lists at www.digitalwish.org, then invite parents and community members to donate. Digital Wish has made over 26,000 classroom technology wishes come true and maintains a vibrant community of over 50,000 educators. By streamlining and targeting the process of giving, Digital Wish allows large and small-scale donors to directly impact their local schools. www.digitalwish.org.