"Last year we filled 5 cars with donations thanks to our generous neighbors and partnerships with Staples and Channel 3,” said Sam Herman, Sales Manager for New Country MINI. “Our goal each year is to surpass last year’s collection, and each time we have well exceeded that amount."
To make donating even easier, Staples office supply stores are again serving as collection sites. MINI’s will be parked at Bishops Corner, 2550 Albany Avenue in West Hartford, Putnam Bridge Plaza 49 Putnam Blvd in Glastonbury, Berlin Turnpike in Newington and Tri-City Plaza in Vernon for shoppers to drop off supplies any time in August.
Channel 3 is also supporting the charity campaign by hosting a supply drive on Thursday, August 9th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the station, located at 333 Capital Blvd in Rocky Hill.
“Each August when all of those MINI cars pull up crammed with school supplies, we are able to give hundreds of students the tools they need to start the year off right,” said Marta Bentham, Director of Family Services & Ombudsman of Hartford Public Schools’ Welcome Center. “New Country has become a valued community partner and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”
New supplies such as backpacks, pens, pencils, erasers, big wide ruled notebooks, college ruled notebooks and pencil/ruler/sharpener kits will be collected at the New Country MINI showroom located at 236 Reverend Moody Overpass in Hartford and will then be loaded into a MINI Cooper that will be parked on the sales floor.
“We have gotten to know so many children through this program and have enjoyed watching them grow up. We are all deeply committed to helping them achieve academic success,” said Herman.
New Country Motor Cars of Hartford has several locations in the Hartford, CT area representing Mercedes-Benz /smart / Sprinter, and New Country BMW-MINI. The organization prides itself on world-class knowledge and impeccable service. New Country MINI is Connecticut’s foremost authorized MINI Cooper dealer offering top-notch new and pre-owned 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.
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