BENNINGTON - Carbone Auto Group has partnered with the Albany, N.Y. and Chicopee, Mass. Toys for Tots programs to deliver holiday cheer to children in need in the communities it serves. Carbone Auto Group will donate $50 to the Toys for Tots foundation for every new and pre-owned vehicle sold within the month of December at The Carbone Auto Plaza in Bennington, which includes Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, and Ford franchises, and Carbone Subaru of Troy.

Additionally, these participating dealerships will serve as official Toys for Tots collection centers. Each dealership will strive to fill a vehicle on display in its showroom with collected toys. Visitors to these dealerships who drop off a new, unwrapped toy between Dec. 1-15 will receive a $5 coupon for each toy they donate, to be used towards service at any of the five participating dealerships.

"We continually strive to earn the trust of our associates, customers, and communities by making each a part of our family, and we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Our partnership with Toys for Tots will help to put smiles on the faces of needy children in our communities this holiday season," said Alex Carbone, Vice President at Carbone Auto Group.

The Marine Corps Reserve will pick up the toys for distribution as holiday gifts to less fortunate children in the local communities.

Toys for Tots is a national charitable organization run by the Marine Corps Reserve.


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The organization collects toys annually to give to needy children around the United States, specific to the area in which they are collected. Toys for Tots aims to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of the nation's most valuable resources - the children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Carbone Auto Group, founded in 1929, is a large automobile dealer group with 14 dealerships located in Utica and Troy, N.Y., and Bennington. Franchises represented include GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Nissan, Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Jeep, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota, and Harley-Davidson. Carbone Auto Group is a 2013 Ward's Automotive top 100 megadealer. The group is committed to giving back to the communities it serves through its partnerships with numerous charitable organizations. For more information on Carbone Auto Group, call (315) 724-4216 or visit www.carbonecars.com.