Doylestown Hospital’s associates and members of the community that relies on the hospital’s services took more than 200 test drives in Lincoln sedans and SUVs last Thursday – for an unofficial total donation from Lincoln of $4,580 to the V.I.A. Maternity Center.
Lincoln’s Driven to Give program partners a local school or nonprofit organization with an area Lincoln dealership – in this case, Fred Beans Ford Lincoln of Doylestown – to provide the community with an opportunity to support a cause simply by test-driving a new vehicle and describing your response to the car and the brand. For each test-drive, Lincoln donates $20 to the nonprofit, up to $6,000.
The nine Lincolns from Fred Beans included a Navigator, MKS, MKT, MKX and MKZ. A bonus was offered to 100 drivers: take two test-drives, and if one of them is in the 2013 MKS luxury sedan, Lincoln will donate an additional $20, or $2,000 more for this event.
Doylestown Hospital hosted its first test-drive event with Lincoln in December, raising $2,100 for the hospital’s Bridge Fund, which helps cancer patients who cannot afford some aspects of their care not covered by insurance. In the past five years, Fred Beans Ford and Lincoln dealerships have helped area schools and charitable organizations raise nearly $40,000 from Ford’s and Lincoln’s test-drive events.