ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Rochester Area Ford Dealers are reminding local nonprofit organizations that the January 18th deadline is quickly approaching for eligible groups to apply for a new Ford passenger van through the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program in Rochester, NY.
Applications and guidelines are available at www.RochesterAreaFordDealers.com under the “local events” tab. All applications from organizations residing in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties must be returned and received by January 18, 2012 to be eligible for consideration for the 2012 program. Please send completed applications to: Ford Friendship Express Program, 50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1000, Buffalo, NY 14202.
The Rochester Area Ford Dealers will announce the 2012 Ford Friendship Express van recipient during the Rochester International Auto Show in March.
Last spring, Mary Cariola Children’s Center received a new Ford Transit Connect van during the auto show. “The kids love the Transit!” said Brad Pearson, Director of Agency Advancement at Mary Cariola Children's Center. “It has been very helpful for our organization this past year.”
Additional past recipients include: The Academy for Career Development, Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, Easter Seals New York, Foodlink, Rochester St. Martin’s Boxing Club, Salvation Army, The Society for the Protection and Care of Children, Hickok Center for Brain Injury, and Wilson Commencement Park.
About the Rochester Area Ford Dealers
The Rochester Area Ford Dealers are part of the Western New York Ford Stores, an advertising cooperative comprised of 31 dealer locations that provides support for Ford vehicle sales and service in the 13 counties of Western New York and Rochester, and two counties in Northern Pennsylvania.