Tickets to the fund-raiser were $250 and attendees were able to designate which charities they would like dollars donated. 100% of these funds stay in Chicago.
Eighteen area charities tonight shared in more than $2.3 million raised by the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new vehicles.
A few terrific moments were when the Grand prizes were drawn. Misericordia, one of the participating charities, received Burke's proceeds of his ticket purchase Then, Burke said he would donate the Corolla to the nonprofit. Burke's ticket benefited Misericordia, housing more than 600 children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
Pacheco said that he usually takes an annual trip to his native Mexico to visit his brothers. Now, Pacheco said he is excited to have a new vehicle in which to take the trip. Pacheco’s ticket purchase benefited the Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities.
An inspiring evening, to be sure. A wonderful way for the New Auto Dealers to make a huge positive impact on our community! This year over 18 charities benefited from the event. With Food and Beverage tables set up throughout the event, attendees could enjoy great food, company and autos!
First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, representing the new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.
The 2014 Chicago Auto Show runs Feb. 8-17. For full details, see Chicagoautoshow.com