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New Country MINI Hosting 3rd Annual “STUFF A MINI” Winter Clothing Collection

December 8, 2016




(HARTFORD, CT)- December 8, 2016 Black Friday kicked of the official start of the holiday shopping frenzy, but for families with limited budgets, gifts and even true necessities like winter clothing are a luxury they simply can’t afford. To make the holidays warmer for Hartford children, New Country MINI is sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Stuff the Mini to the Max” winter clothing drive from now through December 22nd.

As a Hartford-based company, New Country MINI is once again partnering with the city’s schools to distribute the donated clothing items to students at the Hartford Public School’s Welcome Center.

Over the next two weeks, a caravan of New Country MINI Coopers will roll into popular shopping destinations and downtown Hartford to accept donations. New and gently used coats, mittens, boots, hats, and blankets for children ranging from pre-K through high school will be collected.

“We started the campaign at our dealership, but we realize it’s not always convenient for people to stop in,” said Sam Herman, Sales Manager for New Country MINI. “We wanted to make it simple to drop off a donation where people are already out shopping, dining and visiting Santa.”

A MINI Cooper vehicle will be parked and open to accept donations on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, as well as the following weekend, December 17th-18th at these locations:

  • The Shops at Somerset Square located at 140 Glastonbury Blvd in Glastonbury. The MINI will be parked between Victoria’s Secret and Jos A Bank from 11:00 am to 4 pm on all dates.
  • Cabela’s located at 475 East Hartford Blvd N. in East Hartford during regular store hours.
  • Treva Restaurant located at 980 Farmington Ave. and Avert Brassiere at 35 A LaSalle Rd. have reserved parking spots for MINI Coopers in front of the restaurants from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm both days.
  • Additionally, on Tuesday, December 20th, a MINI will park in front of The Grand on Ann apartments at 201 Ann Uccello Street in Hartford from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Clothing and monetary donations will continue to be accepted at the New Country MINI showroom located at 236 Reverend Moody Overpass in Hartford. The program last year netted over 100 donated coats and accessories. The items will then be distributed to students at the Hartford school’s Welcome Center on Friday, December 23rd.

“We are indebted to the kind retailers who are graciously supporting our efforts by giving us space to park the MINI,” adds Herman. “The holidays are truly about sharing and giving and we are excited to share the warmth of the season with children in need.”

“New Country has become an invaluable supporter of our families,” said Marta Bentham, Director of Family Services & Ombudsman of Hartford Public Schools’ Welcome Center.  “With our limited resources and over 80% of our students living in low income households, it is always a blessing to be able to assist the students we serve.”

New Country MINI is Connecticut’s foremost authorized MINI Cooper dealer offering top-notch new and used Mini sales, service, parts and accessories. Visit the brand new showroom at 236 Reverend Moody Overpass, Hartford CT or www.newcountrymini.com for more information.


PHOTO: Last year, New Country’s “Stuff a MINI to the Max” campaign donated more than 100 coats to Hartford school students. From left, back row: Ben Wetmore, Levi Flaherty, and Sam Herman, from New Country MINI were greeted by Hartford Public School Superintendent Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, staff members and happy children. This year’s collection runs through December 22nd.

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Toyota of Clifton Park Delivers Continued Support for the Annual Mechanicville-Stillwater Breast Cancer Walk

October 17, 2016

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Mike Raucci and his team at New Country Toyota of Clifton Park are proud to continue their tradition of giving back to the local community by having supported this important fund-raising event and community gathering.

Mechanicville-Stillwater Breast Cancer Walk – Help Find a Cure for Breast Cancer

The 8th Annual Mechanicville/Stillwater Breast Cancer Walk was held on October 9, 2016. Over 1,800 walkers and supporters attended including the team from Toyota of Clifton Park. Over $30,000 was raised during the event, with $4,000 coming from the Toyota of Clifton Park Team.

The Walk’s Mission is to raise awareness of the fight against Breast Cancer and highlight the importance of regular checkups. Its vision is to help people with breast cancer today and to work tirelessly to find cures to end the disease tomorrow with its focus on fundraising for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walks nationally and locally to NYOH and Saratoga Hospital.

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