We’re donating a portion of our proceeds to CHIditarod through Feb. 2017

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 2:31 pm
Jennings Volkswagen February Donations to CHIditarod

Jennings Volkswagen February Donations to CHIditarod

If you haven’t heard, here at Jennings Volkswagen, we’re proud of our community involvement. In January, we made a commitment to donation a part of our new car proceeds to United Way. Now, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be changing things up again for February. One of our service advisors will be taking part in CHIditarod, and to help show our support we are offering up donations for new car sales once more, this time throughout the month of February.

What is Chiditarod?

If you haven’t heard of CHiditarod, you’ve been missing out. Basically, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 there will be a humongous urban shopping cart race to help raise food for the hungry of Chicago. This is the 12th year for the Chicago Urban Shopping Cart Race, which is called the CHIditarod after the Iditarod, which is an Alaskan sled dog race, for those not in the know. Obviously, there’s no affiliation.

Instead of dogs and sleds, the ChIditarod features a shopping cart pulled by a team of four humans, with an additional human musher to egg them on. Each team collects a full cart of food for the race, along with earning donations.

Basically, this is one of the most exciting charity events Chicago has to offer, in our humble opinions. It’s a wild time where teams dress up in full costumes, race in shopping carts and have a great time. It’s fun for a good cause, and we’re proud to help support one of our team members along with donating a part of our proceeds to the charity event.

Again, the CHIditarod is taking place very early in March, so we’re hoping to donate proceeds from new car sales through the entire month of February. If you’ve been hemming and hawing about getting a new set of wheels, now is one of the best times because your purchase will help a fantastic organization.

This organization is just one of the latest we’ve been thrilled to donate to. In addition to this and United Way, we’ve also participated in the annual Edgebrook 4th of July Parade, frequently donate to Misericordia Heart of Mercy and The Write Way Rescue. Stay tuned here at the Jennings Volkswagen Blog to learn more about other charity events.

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