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Joe Porrey left principal Wilkins Junior High School laughs with Christine Mancari right Mancari's Oak Lawn after she presented him

Joe Porrey, left, principal of Wilkins Junior High School, laughs with Christine Mancari, right, at Mancari's of Oak Lawn, after she presented him with a check at the auto dealership in Oak Lawn, IL, on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. The dealership, through a program called "Drive for the Kids," helped the financially strapped school by donating $10 for each person who test drove a Chrysler vehicle. There were about 150 people and the dealership kicked in another $500. | Matt Marton~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 17, 2013 6:08AM



Mancari’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Oak Lawn took part in a Chrysler “Drive for the Kids” fundraiser that benefitted Wilkins Junior High School in Justice.

More than 150 parents at the school participated in a test-drive event, with $10 being contributed for each test drive.

The dealership brought a selection of vehicles to the school for parents to try out.

Because so many parents signed up, Chrysler added a bonus of $500 to the amount raised by the test drives, according to Ron Fries, project manager with Mancari’s.



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