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New Country’s 3rd Annual Stuff the MINI School Supply Drive for Hartford Students

August 31, 2016

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– New Country Mini doubles the amount collected last year to help city schools-

 (HARTFORD, CT)- August 31, 2016 Hundreds of Hartford Public School students were able to start the year off right with brand new backpacks filled with donations from New Country Motor Cars 3rd Annual “Stuff a MINI to the Max” campaign. Six MINI Cooper cars jammed with school supplies rolled into the Family Services of Hartford Public Schools Welcome Center on August 29th, where they were greeted by crowds of children, parents and Hartford officials.

Representatives from Hartford schools, Beth Schiavino Narvaez, Ed.D., Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, Richard Wareings, President of the Hartford Board of Education, Jose Colon Rivas, Chief Operations Officer of Hartford Public Schools, Craig Stallings, Secretary to the Hartford Board of Education and Tiffany Glanville, Vice President of the Hartford Board of Education were on hand to personally thank the New Country MINI employees. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and State Representative Minnie Gonzalez were also there to show their appreciation.

“Thanks to Greg Shimer, District Manager of Staples, and our media sponsor Channel 3, we doubled the amount of supplies we collected last year!” exclaimed Sam Herman, Sales Manager of New Country MINI Cooper. “We are indebted to them and the members of our community who generously donated to help these students.”

Donations were accepted at the New Country dealership in Hartford and at Staples stores in Glastonbury, West Hartford, Newington and Vernon during the month of August. Additionally, Channel 3 hosted a supply drive at the station in Rocky Hill on August 16th.

New Country MINI created the program to ensure Hartford teachers and students are prepared for class and to ease the financial burden on city parents. Approximately 21,000 students were enrolled in Hartford Public Schools in 2013-14, of whom 84.6% were low-income.

“We are so grateful to our friends at New Country for holding this collection for us once again,” said Marta Bentham, Director of Family Services & Ombudsman of Hartford Public Schools’ Welcome Center.  “Their caring, personal support has been invaluable to our families over the years.”

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 showroom at 236 Reverend Moody Overpass, Hartford CT or www.newcountrymini.com for more information.

PHOTO:   Sam Herman, Sales Manager of New Country MINI, gives a backpack to a student while Richard Wareings, President of the Hartford Board of Education, Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford, State Representative Minnie Gonzalez and Beth Schiavino Narvaez, Ed.D., Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools look on at the Hartford Public Schools’ Welcome Center on August 29th. New Country delivered school supplies collected through their 3rd Annual “Stuff a MINI to the Max” campaign for Hartford children.

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BMW’s “Drive For A Cause” to Benefit Local Food Pantry

August 12, 2016

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The New Country Motor Car Group in Hartford has supported countless charities such as Make-A-Wish, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), CT Children’s Medical Center, and many others.  Now, New Country BMW is partnering with BMW of North America to feed and shelter our neighbors in need.

The “BMW Drive for a Cause” charity campaign will donate $25 for each BMW test drive from now through Aug. 31 to St. Vincent DePaul in Middletown. Simply get behind the wheel of any new vehicle at New Country BMW in Hartford and help the most vulnerable population in our state.

Additionally, at special events on Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th from 11 AM – 7:00 PM, the dealership will have extra new vehicles and staff on hand, just for consumer test drives. Customers can even schedule a test drive of many new BMW models on-line at www.BMWUSA.com/DriveForACause. Vehicles of other makes and models will also be there to see and drive as well. Free lunch and dinner will be provided.

“All of us at New Country are committed to making a difference,” said Peter Keast, General Manager for New Country BMW. “We are hoping our event can help the entire BMW family achieve their goal of raising up to $1.5 million for charities across America.”

Amazing Grace Food Pantry, a program of St. Vincent De Paul Middletown, is located at 16 Stack Street in Middletown. phone 860-347-3222. svdmiddletown.org/food_pantry.html

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