Dealerships celebrate Back to School Month to benefit local schools
DANVERS, Mass.--September 27, 2010-- The International Cars, Ltd. (ICL) family of dealerships today announced it has donated $10,000 to online giving forum Digital Wish in honor of “National Back to School” month. Throughout August, each of ICL’s five
dealerships donated a portion for each vehicle sold to local schools
through online giving forum Digital Wish, 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.
“We’re proud to support Digital Wish in their efforts to put much needed
technology in our local classrooms,” said Jack Donachie, president and
CEO of International Cars, Ltd. “In our fast paced world with ever
evolving technology, educators often find themselves in desperate need
of new technology resources. The ICL family of dealerships is honored to
help meet this need and better prepare our students for the future.”
In addition to donating $10,000, ICL also offered 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.
"Their generosity is going to positively touch hundreds of students'
lives,” said Heather Chirtea, Executive Director of Digital Wish.
“Digital Wish is very thankful for generous organizations like
International Cars, Ltd. that believe in proactively investing in their
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 to 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. The New Hampshire locations include: Dover
Honda, Dover Chevrolet, Dover Auto World Collision Center; 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.