180 Local Auto Dealers Team Up to Drive Away the Cold
11th Annual Program Hopes to Distribute More Than 51,000 Brand-new Winter Coats to Area Kids East Norriton, Pa., Sept. 7, 2018 – Approximately 180 franchised new car and truck dealers in…
Nominated by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation was recently recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group of the Year at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Philadelphia Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Awards Gala.
Founded in 1960 as the National Society of Fund Raisers, AFP fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter was established in 1968 and now has over 500 members. AFP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing innumerable benefits and fundraising resources to its members as well as acknowledging those who excel in the field.
And, that’s exactly what November 17th was all about—honoring those who have gone above and beyond in the world of philanthropy. The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation was thrilled to be a part of the festivities and honored to be nominated by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The nomination addressed not only the Foundation’s charitable giving to the Hospital but also its other altruistic efforts including its ever-growing Driving Away the Cold program. The event took place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and was attended by some of Philadelphia’s most notable philanthropists and non-profit organizations. Other top honors went to GlaxoSmithKline for Outstanding Corporation of the Year and the Healthspark Foundation for Outstanding Foundation of the Year.
“As the philanthropic endeavors of our Foundation and its dealer members continue to grow, it is wonderful to be recognized by top-notch organizations in the fundraising sector such as AFP,” said Mary Lynn Alvarino, director of operations for the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. “The acknowledgement demonstrates the strength of our organization and is a true testament to the great work we are doing collectively for the greater good.”
If you are an Associate Member or individual who would like to support the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and its efforts there are several ways you can do so. It’s never too late to donate to the Driving Away the Cold program, which you can do here by clicking on the “Buy a new coat” button above. Or, 2018 Black Tie Tailgate tickets are now available for purchase at phillyautoshow.com and all event proceeds will benefit the Department of Nursing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”
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