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The Dealer For The People Gives Back to Manchester School

November 19, 2012
Jill Merriam Key Hyundai donates to Bowers Elementary School in Manchester

Key Hyundai’s Service Manager Chris Then, whose wife Leigha is a teacher at Bowers!

Stealing from kids stinks. Some thugs stole $20,000 worth of computer equipment from a Manchester Connecticut elementary school, right in the Key Hyundai community.

Key Hyundai employees first alerted me to the theft at Bowers Elementary School in Manchester, Connecticut, right down the road from the new and used car dealership.

I have elementary kids, and technology is a mandatory component of education today, and my mom just retired from being a second grade teacher. I know full well how such a theft can hurt the psyche and spirit of the school, and set the learning back.

So what did this Dealer For The People do?

I quickly rallied my team and before I knew it, we had talked with the administrators and principal at Bowers to get the news out, and donations rolling in.

Thank you to WFSB Chris Collibee, the Manchester Patch.com, and all the twitter and facebook fans in Manchester, Vernon, East Hartford and all over CT that not only want new and used cars from Key Hyundai, but also want to be part of the solution when crisis strikes.

On behalf of Key Hyundai team of solution providers, I dropped off a check for $2,000 to begin replacing the stolen equipment so the kids can get back on line ASAP, and know that their business community is a partner with the schools.

Want to help? No donation is too small, and will go DIRECTLY to replace the stolen equipment.

To donate, send any amount ($2, $5, $10) to Patricia Brooks, Asst to Superintendent of Finance & Mgmnt, 45 N. School Street, Manchester CT 06042. Note “Bowers Computer replacement.” The school will send a tax-donation letter upon request!

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