The definition of that ideal will be redefined Saturday when students from Romeoville Christian Academy partner with the folks at Plainfield’s Rod Baker Ford in a program called “Drive One 4 UR School.”
Here is how it works, according to Kristin Maynard, project manager with Aesop Communications Group/Ford spokesperson:
“The dealership provides vehicles for test drives and students arrange the event—for each test drive the students arrange, Rod Baker Ford will donate $20 to the school (up to $6,000),” Maynard said. “The students will also be washing cars and serving food for additional donations.”
Maynard said officials at Romeoville Christian Academy are excited about the project because they plan to use money raised for security upgrades, such as cameras and better locks/security systems.
She described the program as “one that makes a difference in our communities” and that’s why Ford is involved, both locally and nationally.
“In just five years, Ford has donated over $10 million to schools in local communities,” Maynard said.
Saturday’s event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Romeoville Christian Academy school parking lot (adjacent to the church), 301 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville.
“The students are all playing a part in organizing and staffing the event,” Maynard said. “The senior class is responsible for preparing and selling food throughout the day and the athletic department will be coordinating the car wash.
“It’s pretty unusual that the different departments come together like this to make the most out of the event.”
Call it Teamwork—and, yes, spell that word with a capital letter.