Working with local schools and helping the community

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Schools or community organizations can raise money for virtually anything, ranging from athletic equipment for school teams to canned foods to fill a food pantry with Drive 4 UR School or Drive 4 UR Community event.

Drive 4 UR School began in 2007 as a way for Ford to give back to communities across the country. The idea was simple: Test-drive a Ford vehicle from a local dealership, get money for your high school. The success of the school program inspired the launch of Drive 4 UR Community, allowing Ford Dealers to partner with nonprofit organizations as well. Thousands of events and $30 million in donations later, participants are still test-driving for a cause that they - and Ford - are equally passionate about. Are you a school or organization that wants to experience this opportunity for yourself? Locate a Ford Dealer to get started.

Drive 4 UR School

It's no secret that school budgets are tight, often leaving various programs underfunded. In an effort to devise a creative, low-pressure fund-raising opportunity, Ford launched the Drive 4 UR School test-drive program in 2007. Ford offers a $20 donation for each valid test-drive, up to $6,000 total*, which can be used for sports, booster clubs, music programs and the many other miscellaneous expenses associated with running a school.

Drive 4 UR Community

The overwhelming success of Drive 4 UR School inspired Ford to widen its scope and create Drive 4 UR Community. Local Ford Dealerships and community organizations have been partnering since 2012 to generate $20 donations per valid test-drive, up to $6,000.* Food banks, hospitals and animal shelters are just a few of the groups that have benefited from this program.

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Kids, Inc.

Kids, Inc. is a volunteer driven organization! Your help makes it possible!! Kids, Inc. of Dallas is a nonprofit organization serving Dallas and the surrounding areas. In the absence of programs such as YMCA, YWCA or a Boys' and Girls' Club, it is a practical, all volunteer effort to fill the needs of the youth in the community.Kids, Inc. began in 1963 with a summer baseball and softball program for about 200 boys and girls. Since that year, it has grown to include over 2,500 young people annually in a variety of sports activities. Kids, Inc. is funded by local business sponsors, donations, fundraising activities, and player registration fees. Field and Facility use is granted from the City of Dallas and the Dallas School District.

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Chrismas Cheer

Dallas Christmas Cheer has been around for 50 years and is a grass-roots program started by local community members who wanted to make sure children and families in need would not go hungry over the holidays. The program evolved over the years and joining in the effort those many years ago was Dallas Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteers who set about fixing toys and gathering up items for a meal for those in need and served about 50 local families. It was then our father and Grandpa~ Curt Lamb took over the reigns. Curt continued to manage the program for over 40 years and in 2000 handed the reigns over to his son, Warren and family, Sue, Scott and Eric to continue the legacy and to honor our father and grandfather who loved our community.

From these roots Christmas Cheer continues to grow and is a well-known, well-respected local non-profit 501c3 organization that helps families who have fallen on hard-times. Christmas Cheer has a Board of Directors and committee members who work hard to keep this program running smoothly.

Christmas Cheer reaches over 300 local families, approximately 1000 individuals each year; this includes 500 children and 100 senior citizens; these families live in the greater-Dallas area and receive a food box that has enough food for the holiday meal and beyond. The box also includes books for the children, gifts for senior citizens and if donated, toys for children.

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Relay For Life

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Charities we help support in our community

drive 4 ur community
drive 4 ur school
kids inc
dallas christmas cheer
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