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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- July 30, 2014: The New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign is a one-of-a-kind partnership between The Valerie Fund and franchised auto retailers to raise money and awareness of The Valerie Fund and highlight the incredible work auto retailers do in communities throughout New Jersey.
"We knew when we partnered with the dealerships throughout New Jersey, that this campaign would be like none other," said Ed Goldstein, co-founder of The Valerie Fund. "The individuals who run these businesses are among the most committed and generous business owners in the country. I can't thank those who have signed up to participate enough.
Mark Montenero, president of the Autoland on Route 22 says, "We believe that it is important to contribute to the greater cause." Thus far, we have been working harmoniously together, and our hard work is paying off.
To date, 177 dealerships have raised over $425,000 as part of the New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign; over 900 people have registered for our sweepstakes to win a free car, and more are signing up every day. This is an accomplishment that should be highlighted because only a week ago we raised $400,000. The campaign officially began on June 1, 2014 and will run through September 30, 2014.
For the most updated list of participating dealerships, please visit the New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign website at http://www.njautoretailersunite.org/dealers/. Beginning June 1, 2014, consumers who test drive a vehicle at any of the participating dealerships will receive a sweepstakes card (which they will need to register on the campaign's website) for a chance to win one of two new cars that will be given away at a gala celebration to be held September 14, 2014 at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. Anyone who purchases a vehicle at a participating dealership will receive three chances.
Website visitors also have the opportunity to offer their own support by purchasing chances in the sweepstakes or making a donation directly to The Valerie Fund.
At the celebration event on September 14, the campaign will also unveil the "My First Car" coffee table book, featuring New Jersey celebrities, athletes and other public figures reminiscing about their first cars. A portion of every book sale will also be donated to the New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign on behalf of The Valerie Fund.
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