“Give a Dog a Job Program” and the BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler has been highlighting how the partnership between themselves and BraunAbility has been helping wheelchair users with the BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica.  Previously, FCA covered the story of Cheryl Angelelli and how the BraunAbility Pacifica helps her.  The latest story is from Wallis Brozman and her service dog Mork.

Mork is from the Canine Companions for Independence.  Chrysler has a co-promotion with the CCI with a program that looks to help people with disabilities gain greater independence with a service dog.  These service dogs help their owners in completing every day activities which includes getting in and out of wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

In the case of Wallis Brozman, her service dog Mork does more than assist in getting into the car.  He also picks up keys, understands sign language, and helps to pull Brozman into her van.  Service dogs like Mork are very important in the aid they provide.  In order to get a service dog like Mork, however, takes considerable time.  Training takes two years and costs $50,000.  Once the dog has completed the training, there is a waiting list of 450 people. 

That’s why Chrysler is helping the CCI with the “Give a Dog a Job Program.”  This program looks to help people like Brozman handle the cost of service dogs like Mork.  If you’d like to donate to the “Give a Dog a Job Program” click here. 

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Is the Chrysler Pacifica Increasing Minivan Sales?

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When you think of the word ‘Minivan’ one of the most cliché response is lame.  It is the car of the parent; one that is safe.  It’s boring for the younger generation who want something with power and looks.  While the recent years have been kind to the minivan, they haven’t been able to shake the notion that the class is lame in general.  Is the Chrysler Pacifica finally starting to turn that idea around?

A new article on Time credits the Pacifica with starting a “minivan renaissance.”  The downfall of the minivan really started when the SUV took the place of it as the default family vehicle.  Gas prices falling also helped spur the SUV to the dominant place it is at today.  The trend, however, seems to be decreasing as the minivan is picking up steam at the sales.

The minivan is growing at a pace faster than almost any other class.  Sales are up 21% in 2016.  SUVs on the other hand are seeing a decrease in sales.  Why is this happening?  The Chrysler Pacifica is one of the most notable minivans today.  With the marketing establishing the Pacifica as the cool van for younger families, it might be making the impact to help the segment.

What do you think?  Do you think that the Chrysler Pacifica is what the minivan segment needs to gain a positive sales trend for the industry?

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