Danvers, Mass. – (September 7, 2011): The International Cars, Ltd. (ICL) family of dealerships is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 through the online giving forum, Digital Wish, in recognition of "National Back to School" month.
Each of ICL's five dealerships contributed a percentage of their August sales proceeds to the total donation. The funds will help Digital Wish fulfill requests from educators looking to bring more advanced technology into their classrooms.
"ICL takes education seriously, and we believe that by supporting Digital Wish we can help make an impact on the lives of teachers and students in our communities," said Jack Donachie, president and CEO of International Cars, Ltd. "Especially in an environment that keeps getting more global and more dependent on technology, it's important that schools be equipped with the tools they need to prepare the next generation."
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. 100 percent of every donation to Digital Wish funds classroom technology.
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.
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.