Berlin City Auto Group donated $33,240 to 16 Maine schools, $22,000 to 11 New Hampshire schools and $26,709 to 23 local Vermont schools in 2016 through its Drive for Education program. In total, the grant program has enabled the organization to donate $487,120 to schools across New England since its inception in the fall of 2011.
In New Hampshire, the Drive for Education program assisted Berlin High, Groveton High, Josiah Bartlett Elementary, Berlin Middle, Gorham Middle, Stark Village, Stratford Public School, Errol Consolidate, Brown Elementary and Hillside Elementary.
Schools must submit an essay to be considered. Applications are evaluated by Berlin City Auto Group’s Brand Ambassadors who lead the dealership’s community involvement campaigns. They represent a group of employees who determine each school’s suitability while hand picking each one awarded.
Berlin City Auto Group has eight dealerships throughout New England. For each vehicle sold, a portion of the sale is put into the Drive for Education program. A grand total of $487,120 has been donated so far.