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Rockville High School in Vernon, CT is Getting a Hyundai

April 27, 2011

Key Hyundai donates to Project Graduation 2011

Our entire Key Hyundai team is proud to announce we are donating a gently used car to Project Graduation at Rockville High School, right up the road from Key Hyundai Manchester, in Vernon, Connecticut.

Rockville High holds this amazing event year after year, Project Graduation, but in these tough economic times, donations are dwindling. RHS needed a big incentive to solicit other donations and create excitement amongst the students. That’s where Key Hyundai came in.

We did an exhausting amount of research before choosing a school to donate a vehicle for a worthy cause.

And let me tell you, choosing just one school sure wasn’t easy.

Because all the schools researched are full of worthy programs, deserving students, committed parents and hard-working teachers and staff. The search was inspiring – and frustrating – because I would sure love to donate a car to each and every one of them, but it’s just not possible to do that, and stay in business!

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Rockville High School students in Vernon check out the Key Hyundai car giveaway

Rockville High emerged the clear winner, partly due to proximity, as Key Hyundai of Manchester is actually located directly on the Vernon/Manchester town line, and many of our customers and employees are from this immediate area. (But sorry! Only Rockville High School Class of 2011 graduates are eligible for the car!)

The amazing Jeri Bebrin, parent volunteer and Project Graduation Committee member, who we bombarded with questions, responded with such thorough detail, I knew our donation of a gently used car from Key Hyundai would be used to its utmost potential. To find out more about Project Graduation, email these fine folks at rockprojectgrad@yahoo.com.

Key Hyundai Giving Back to the Community: It’s Our Job

I’m not the first auto dealership to donate a car to a school. My friends at Manchester Honda do so for Manchester High. All over the state there are examples of local businesses who give to their school community in effort to ease the financial burden by providing whatever they can. Food. Advice. Money. Services.

And sometimes cars.

Project Graduation at Rockville High School is parent sponsored and community funded. Graduates attend for free the night of graduation, with all entertainment, raffles, food, music, and, yes, this year even a car, donated for their enjoyment. The evening is a substance free, celebratory all-night bash, where the kids can party safely and celebrate this milestone of young adulthood – high school graduation – and parents can breathe easy that for this night, they will be safe.

I am proud to be affiliated with such a noble event at Vernon Public Schools, and look forward to meeting these fine graduates-to-be when they stop by to visit us at Key Hyundai of Manchester.

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2 Responses to “Rockville High School in Vernon, CT is Getting a Hyundai”

  1. […] I’m so honored and happy to be part of an organization, Rockville High’s Project Graduation, that does so much with to keep our young graduates safe and happy, and raring to go for part 2 of […]

  2. […] entered to for a chance at the Key Hyundai car, and many other prizes donated by local businesses. Last year, Alex Mann was the Key Hyundai […]

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