We at Tusket Ford are proud to be a part of this wonderful place we call home, and to contribute in many different ways. From sponsoring sports teams to our involvement in the Hospital Foundation, to actively raising money for various worthy causes, we put our money – and our time – where our mouth is.
One very effective program that we love to take advantage of is Ford’s “Drive 4UR” program. It all started as the “Drive 4UR School” program in 2007 to help underfunded school programs. It went so well that Ford decided to expand and create the “Drive 4UR Community” to help other deserving causes.
Making Fund Raising Easy and Fun!
It’s a simple idea that can go a long way. Here’s how it works: During an event for a school or for a charitable group, Tusket Ford will bring in vehicles to test drive. The people coming to do the test driving have to fill out a quick form, but for these people there is absolutely no charge. They then go on a short drive in whatever vehicle they choose over a short looped course, usually lasting no more than 5 minutes. That’s it.
For every valid test drive taken at a registered event, Ford will donate $20 to the participating school or community organization; up to $6,000 per event. The goal is to raise the maximum donation of $6,000 at every Drive 4 UR School or Drive 4 UR Community event.
Schools or community organizations can raise money for virtually anything, ranging from athletic equipment for school teams to canned foods to fill a food pantry. All that is required is that it be a public school, or an organization with a registered charitable number.
Since the program started over 35 million dollars has been raised! At Tusket Ford we have done at least one a year since 2010, and have raised close to $19,000 in that span for various schools and causes.
Join Us For Our Next Events!
We have one such event coming up this Saturday. Drive 4UR Community for the Yarmouth Figure Skating Club is happening at Yarmouth Home Hardware Saturday August 26th from 10 am – 2 pm. If you’d like to pre-register for the event, just click the Drive 4UR Community symbol.
After that, we have a Drive 4UR School Event on Saturday September 9th at Ecole Pubnico-Ouest, 10 am – 2 pm. During the school’s Fall Fair, come for a test drive! Money raised will help buy a set of Chrome Books and a charging cart for the school. Click the Drive 4UR School symbol to pre-register.
Here’s the thing: we COULD do up to 6 of these a year, with enough notice supplied. You must qualify of course, and experience has taught us that events such as these work best when they are paired up with other activities; things like fun days for schools or fire departments, or bake sale/car wash events.
If your school or organization thinks that they could benefit from the Drive 4UR program, why not talk to me about it sometime? Zip me off an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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