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Illinois Shop Donates $45,000 in Parts to Chicago Area Schools

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Oct. 3, 2013—Arlington Heights Ford of Arlington Heights, Ill., has donated $45,000 in parts to York Community High School (Elmhurst, Ill.) and Kennedy King College (Chicago) through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The donation will allow students to practice collision repair on current model vehicle parts.

“We are always willing to help educate and promote young technicians. We need young people who are willing to get into the automotive collision and service industry. Hands-on is always the best experience,” said Tony Guido, Arlington Heights Ford general manager.

“This donation was something that I really did not expect,” said Kenneth McMillian, Kennedy King College collision instructor. “The donation of parts has really brought our collision courses to life. We received door skins, quarter panel, front rails, hoods, bumper covers, bumpers, bumper fascias, core supports, etc. Through this donation we can now give hands-on practicum in real time on what is being lectured in the classroom. Thank you to Arlington Heights Ford and the Collision Repair Education Foundation.”

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