New Country Toyota of Clifton Park Supports Grace Halfmoon’s Mission Trip to Uganda

September 29, 2016


July 2016 – 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. New Country Toyota of Clifton Park supported Grace Halfmoon’s mission to Uganda. The Mission Team from Grace Halfmoon traveled with a large number of donated string bags that contained pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners and toothbrushes and toothpaste.  Every child in the village received one and the teachers at the primary school were able to take additional bags home to their children as well. Joy was shared as the Mission Team handed out these bags to these impoverished but grateful children.  “I don’t suppose we will ever know, this side of heaven, the immense blessing you have given these little ones.” – Angelisa Box

Grace Halfmoon is part of the Grace Fellowship and is located at 1 Enterprise Avenue, Halfmoon, NY (518) 389-2252.

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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 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 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.

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New Country & CarFax Support Bike to the Beach for Autism

July 12, 2016


Bike to the Beach is a 501(c)3 non-profit cycling organization that:

  • Hosts bike rides from urban areas to nearby beaches
  • Raises money and awareness for autism

Impacts the community through local program

Bike rides and community programs promote an active, socially and environmentally conscious community committed to achieving a healthier lifestyle and finding solutions for the millions affected by autism.

We ride because autism is the second most prevalent developmental disorder in the world today.

  • Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism
  • Autism affects 1 in 68 children

We ride for the love of cycling, and a healthy lifestyle.

  • 3 hours of biking per week lowers the risk of heart disease by 50%
  • Biking gets you outside, relieves stress and creates a way to spend time with family and friends

For more information, or to donate, go to

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Strut Your Mutt with Our Companions Animal Rescue and New Country

June 6, 2016


SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016 | 11AM – 1PM

See the latest spring styles for dogs and their owners in support of Our Companions Animal Rescue. In association with New Country Motor Cars, hosted by Debbie Wright.  Entry to this private event also includes a complimentary lunch provided by Burtons Grill, a swag bag, live music from New England’s high-energy dance band Head Over Heels, a chance to win great prizes and more!

Our Companions Animal Rescue is a Connecticut based organization that promises to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge or cost.

Tickets are $20.00 per person and can be purchased online at
Visit for more information.

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New Country Toyota Teams With Love146 To Help Abolish Child Trafficking And Exploitation

May 21, 2016


New Country Toyota of Saratoga Springs are extremely excited to partner with the Capital Region Love146 team, and support their selfless work to educate and raise awareness of human trafficking.  For the month of May 2016 a portion of vehicle sales proceeds will be donated to Love146 to support their efforts in Saratoga County, NY.

Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for us, the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. We believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change. Love is the foundation of our motivation.

Our Vision Is The Abolition Of Child Trafficking And Exploitation. Nothing Less.

Visit or on Facebook at

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New Country Joins Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer with Ron’s Run for the Roses

May 10, 2016

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We are proud to announce that New Country Motor Car Group Dealerships in Hartford, CT, – Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and MINI – were presenting sponsors for the 2016’s Ron’s Run for the Roses more effective treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The 8th annual Ron’s Run for the Roses at Folly Farms in Simsbury, CT – a benefit for the Ron Foley Foundation for fighting pancreatic cancer – featured live and silent auctions followed by a viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Guests were encouraged to dress in their derby best.

Tim Parker VP of New Country Motor Cars, attended the event and shared his heartfelt drive to continue to support this tremendous organization.

For more information, visit

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New Country Announces Magnificent Mom Makeover Promotion

April 22, 2016

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Do you have a magnificent mom? In honor of Mother’s Day, New County Motor Cars will pamper one amazing mom from head to toe with their Magnificent Mom Makeover promotion. Entrants simply describe in 300 words or less why their mother deserves special treatment. The winning mother will be announced on Friday, May, 6th.

“Moms are truly the driving force behind a family,” said Peter Keast, General Manager of New Country BMW.  “Mothers balance work, managing households, chauffeuring and making sure everyone gets fed clothed and out the door on time.  This Mother’s Day, we want one busy mom to make herself the top priority.” 

The prize package includes:

Custom gourmet dinner for four from the Joy of Food, a West Hartford-based catering and personal chef company.  The winner and her family will select a delicious meal to be prepared and delivered on her chosen date.

Hair Cut and Style from hair stylist and owner Laura Rhoades of STUDIO 513 at The Style Company in Wethersfield CT

Workout package from BodyRoc in West Hartford. Their intense circuit-style interval workout combines weight training, treadmills, and heavy bag boxing. 

Massage at Elements Spa in East Longmeadow, MA

Personal Styling Session 60 minutes from Debbie Wright, Project Closet

$100 gift card and make up from Soft Surroundings, The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.

A prestigious panel of experts, including WTIC-FM Afternoon Host Damon Scott and Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country Motor Cars, will select the most worthy mother to win the grand prize package.  

All entries must be received by Thursday, May 5, 2016. The winner will be announced on Friday, May, 6th. Participants must be CT residents 18 years or older.

To enter, visit:

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Share Your Love Story To Win A “Romantic Ride And Rendezvous”

February 5, 2016

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There’s still time to enter New Country Motor Car Group’s 3rd Annual Romantic Ride and Rendezvous promotion to win the ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration. Entrants simply describe in 300 words or less why their beloved deserves a glamorous night on the town.

A prestigious panel of romance experts, including WFSB-Channel 3 Eyewitness News Meteorologist and Better Connecticut Host Scot Haney and Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country Motor Cars, will select the most worthy couple to win the grand prize package. The winners will receive a beautiful strand of pearls valued at $600 from Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry and be whisked away by a personal chauffeur in a luxurious new Mercedes or BMW to indulge in a candlelit, gourmet tasting of exquisite French cuisine at a’Vert Brasserie Restaurant in West Hartford Center.

To prepare for the event, the lucky couple will get primped and polished with a haircut and shave at Kennedy’s All American Barber Club for him and a glamorous hair styling at Blo Blow Dry Bar for her, both in Blue Back Square. They will then each enjoy the Ultimate Wax Experience with a complimentary service of their choice at the European Wax Center in Simsbury.

All entries must be received by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The winning couple will be announced on Friday, February 12th. The prize must be redeemed between Saturday, February 20th and Saturday, March 26th, 2016. No purchase necessary. Participants must be residents of CT 18 years or older. Submit entries online at or visit for more information.

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New Country Subaru Invites You to “Share the Love” with Hometown Charity

December 8, 2015


Purchase or lease a new Subaru from New Country Subaru in Saratoga Springs,  NY now through January 2, and we’ll donate $250 to a choice of charities that benefit your community. By the end of this, our eighth year, Subaru and its participating retailers will have donated over $65 million to charity.

Our featured local charity this year is Saratoga Center for the Family.

The Center’s mission is to strengthen children, families, and our community by reducing the effects of abuse, trauma, and family dysfunction through advocacy, education and mental health therapy.

Visit and for more information.

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