CHICAGO (Nov. 7, 2013) - The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and Jennings Chevrolet donated $1,500 to Advocate Charitable Foundation to support the Adult Down Syndrome Center, 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. Jennings Chevrolet has been a longtime financial supporter of Advocate Charitable Foundation and the Adult Down Syndrome Center, which helps enhance the health and well-being of teens and adults with Down syndrome.
"Thanks to the generous Chicagoland Dealers Care contribution to Advocate Charitable Foundation, the Adult Down Syndrome Center will be able to use those funds to provide much needed, specialized care to this segment of patients," said Robert Barto, director of development for Advocate Charitable Foundation. "Through such generous support, excellent specialized medical care can continue to be provided to these patients throughout the year."
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.