CHICAGO (November 7, 2013) - The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and Gregory Hyundai presented a check to The Keystone Foundation for $1,500 as part of the CATA's Chicagoland Dealers Care program.
The Chicagoland Dealers Care program helps to deliver additional financial support and advocacy to local charitable organizations already put forth by Chicagoland new-car dealers. Gregory Hyundai has been a longtime financial supporter of The Keystone Foundation, the fundraising arm that supports Glenkirk and Search, two agencies with 100 years combined service that help people with developmental disabilities.
"The support from Gregory Hyundai and the Chicagoland Dealers Care program is critical in helping fund our programs that empower hundreds of people with developmental disabilities, and their families, every day," said Rachel Langtry, director of development for The Keystone Foundation.
While charities and civic organizations know that their local automotive dealer is an integral part of the community and deeply involved in its organization, the dealers often don't receive the recognition they deserve.
"The Chicagoland Dealers Care program began in 2008 as an effort to deliver year-round support to local charities and amplify the efforts already put forth by Chicagoland new-car dealers," said John Webb, chairman of the CATA.
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association has been a longtime supporter of local non-profit organizations. Since 1992, the association has raised more than $36 million dollars for significant Chicago charities during the annual First Look for Charity black-tie event, held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public.