Collision Industry Foundation Raising Funds for Detroit Charities - BodyShop Business

Collision Industry Foundation Raising Funds for Detroit Charities

The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) has announced the launch of its "Blanket the City: Detroit" campaign, a broad-based fundraising effort to support the city that has been especially hard hit by economic changes in the automotive industry. The campaign seeks to raise $200,000 and encourage 3,000 volunteer hours in service by Dec. 31, 2009.

"The Blanket the City campaign for Detroit supports the CIF’s vision to support and help direct charitable programs and activities of interest to the Collision Repair Industry," said Doug Webb, chairman of the foundation. “Given the challenging economic times faced by citizens of Detroit, this effort will provide much needed resources to the charities that are participating in the program.”

Funds raised by the CIF for the campaign will be used to “blanket” the city by equally dividing funds collected to the following organizations that serve Detroit:

A formal kick off of the project will be held Aug. 29 at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Members of the three charitable organizations and recipients of their services, as well as local business members and CIF trustees will share in the festivities.

Donors to the "Blanket the City: Detroit" project will be recognized on the CIF Web site and in communications to the industry on this effort.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the CIF Blanket the City: Detroit Campaign, visit and click on "Donations," or mail your donation marked "Blanket the City" to CIF, P.O. Box 3007 Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Call (804) 368-0242 for more information.

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