Berlin City donates $22,000 to eleven North Country schools

Berlin City Auto Group has donated almost half a million dollars to local schools in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

GORHAM - Berlin City Auto Group announced the grant recipients of its employee-driven Drive for Education program in a ceremony at Berlin City Auto Group in Gorham on Dec. 14. The forward-thinking campaign gave donations totaling $33,240 to sixteen Maine schools, $22,000 to eleven New Hampshire schools and $26,709 to twenty-three local Vermont schools. In total, the grant program has enabled the organization to donate $487,120 to schools across New England since its inception in fall 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.

"This program continues to be a huge success in just five short years. We have been able to help local schools succeed with much needed funding for infrastructure, equipment, and curriculum improvements. We are looking forward to ceremonies in all three states," said Yegor Malinovskii, market president of Berlin City Auto Group.

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.

Berlin City Drive For EducationBerlin City Drive For Education donated $22,000 to 11 New Hampshire schools. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)