Dealerships cheer educators, local schools with community giving
Danvers, Mass. – (August 2, 2010): 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 six 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. ICL’s “Back to School” month donation will benefit local schools and assist Digital Wish in their mission to solve technology shortfalls in U.S. classrooms.
“Back to school can be a busy and stressful season for parents and teachers alike,” said Jack Donachie, president and CEO of International Cars, Ltd. “From elementary to high school levels, educators today rely on technology to educate our youth and prepare them for successful futures. In a time where school funds and supplies are limited, we’ve partnered with Digital Wish to ease that stress by providing funding for much needed technology in the classrooms of our local communities.”
In addition to donating $100 per vehicle sold, ICL will also offer employee pricing to all educators throughout the month of August.
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, and Digital Wish matches every dollar with an additional two to ten percent in funding.
“Right here in the US, our schools are in desperate need of technology and teachers who can prepare students for the future workforce they will enter into,” said Lindsay McFillin, development manager of Digital Wish. “We believe that this is an issue that can be solved if every US community engages with their local schools to become part of the solution. We are very thankful for generous organizations like International Cars, Ltd that believe in proactively investing in the communities it serves.”
Digital Wish invites the collaborative involvement of local communities, caring donors, and innovative teachers to make a personal investment in the community 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 six New England area dealerships. The New Hampshire locations include: Dover Honda, Dover Chevrolet, Dover Auto World Collision Center; The ICL Used Car Clearance Center (formerly Saturn of Manchester), Porsche of Stratham and Audi Stratham. Honda North is located in Danvers, Massachusetts. 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, MA 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 3-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. 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 US classrooms to prepare students to succeed in a global economy. Digital Wish promotes the early adoption of technology in schools by providing a platform for teachers and educators to develop technology wish lists, share project plans, collaborate on best practices, and purchase technology in a cost-effective manner. 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.
If you are interested in setting up a local giving initiative in your community, please contact Lindsay@digitalwish.org.