Chrysler Brand Announces New PTA Sponsorship Program to Test Drive Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid

The Chrysler brand will be a new sponsor for the National PTA and will be launching a new fundraising program with this news.

The new program is called “Cars 4 Classrooms” initiative and will be giving the opportunity to local PTAs and schools across the nation to make test drive fundraising events.  These events will feature both the Chrysler Pacifica Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.  For every participant that takes a test drive in the Pacifica, Chrysler will donate $10 to the school. 

“The Chrysler brand and its dealer network have worked with families and educators on test drive fundraisers in communities across America for more than 25 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FCA’s Passenger Cars in North America.  “Through our partnership with National PTA, the goal is to give every school in every community the opportunity to thrive.  Every test drive in the all-new Chrysler Pacifica will help initiatives like after-school programs, new playground and technology updates.”

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Homeless Mother’s Gets A Donated Van to Replace Her Stolen One

Hard times are the focus of many news stories these days. They aren’t exactly the hardest to find, not with so many people struggling with mortgages and the like with the current economic woes. Take this news story for example, a mother in Kansas City who has hit hard times. For the time being, Nicole Scott and her seven children have been staying at the reStart homeless shelter while she attempts to get out of her troubles. If that wasn’t enough, her car was stolen just a few months ago while it was parked at the shelter. For someone searching for a job, it’s a total loss.

What’s really shocking about this story is the twist that turns it from a tragedy to a success. True that Nicole Scott is having a struggle of putting her life back together with her children, but she was given quite the shocking surprise when she was invited to go with others from reStart to accept a reconditioned van that was being donated. At the presentation, Scott was asked to come up and what happened next was something she had no idea was coming. There was a second van being given away. A 2000 Chrysler Town and Country was going to be her’s.

“And then when y’all called me over there and said it was mine, it was like, ‘oh, for real?’ I just want to thank everybody. I’ll really enjoy it and my kids are going to love it,” she said about the gift. “I can do what I need to do now. Go find me a job and stay on top of my business.”

The group that donated the vans were students from the Northwest Iowa Community College. They were in Kansas City for the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills convention. The students call their group the Charitable Chariots and it takes a good two months to get the vans in proper working order.

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“Imported From Detroit” Merchandise Announced

Chrysler’s “Imported from Detroit” commercial series has already been a smash hit. It was one of the highest rated domestic automotive commercials to air during the Superbowl and has been winning awards and praise since it started. Chrysler has recognized the popularity of this and has announced a new line of “Imported from Detroit” merchandise. The set has a range of over 60 new items including new graphics.

Saad Chehab, President and CEO of Chrysler Brand said of the announcement, “The ‘Imported from Detroit’ theme continues to generate a conversation throughout this country and we are proud to share that message through this new collection of clothing and accessories. Keeping in the spirit of the campaign, we will continue to donate a portion of our proceeds to four local charities so that they can continue to develop programs and initiatives that contribute to the youth of Detroit and the surrounding communities.”

If you head over to the collection, you’ll find tons of great Chrysler items that include clothing, hats, messenger bags, and even items for children. An even better addition is that Chrysler will be donating the proceeds from the sales to be donated to four Detroit charities. If hearing Clint Eastwood narrate the survival of Detroit’s auto industry got your blood pumping, now you can wear that love with pride.

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