On October 26th, 2013, Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln-Mazda had the privilege to host a Driven To Give test-drive fundraiser to benefit local chapters of the Bluegrass Community Action Partnership (BGCAP). The event, spearheaded by Donna Linton with the Boyle County office of BGCAP, was also worked hard by Melinda Wofford with the Mercer County office and Jennifer Jackson with the Lincoln County office.
“It was actually easier than I thought it would be”, said Linton about how much effort this fundraiser took in comparison with other fundraisers they’ve done – all of which are very important to their ability to help their clients. ”Once Stuart Powell gave us the promotional materials that Lincoln Motor Company had provided, the rest just fell into place”, Linton recalls.
Having hosted these events before gave Robert Cunningham, and the staff of Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln-Mazda, an advantage in preparedness. ”We had seen where you’d done these test-drive fundraisers for other agencies before, and we were so happy with how much support Stuart Powell and Lincoln Motor Company gave us with materials, media, and the eventual funds from the event”, said Wofford.
From 2009 through 2013, Stuart Powell has helped area schools and non-profits raise a total of $59,940 for much-needed programs for youth and adults, covering a wide variety of program types, through the test-drive fundraisers showcasing Ford and Lincoln vehicles. At this point, the events are so popular that they are booked out for several years, and additional names cannot be added. However, as scheduled events are promoted, it is of the utmost importance that the public take just a few minutes out of their day on the dates of these test-drive fundraisers to simply test-drive a vehicle, and fill out a short form. That’s it — Stuart Powell takes care of the rest.