DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. and its dealers are partnering with high schools across the country to offer the Drive One 4 UR School program to raise $1 million in April.
The program has raised more than $10 million through nearly 3,000 events since its inception in 2007, and provides up to $6,000 per school through test drives of Ford products. The money can be applied to any area where the school needs support — athletics, music, even to fix damages from natural disasters.
Fairlane Ford and Fordson High School will host their Drive One 4 UR School from 3 to 7 p.m. April 18 as part of the program’s goal of raising a record $1 million this month.
For each Drive One 4 UR School event, Ford and Lincoln dealers work with a local high school to schedule a test drive fundraising event. The dealers provide the cars to be test-driven, the high school organizes the event itself, and both work together to get the word out to their community. For every valid test drive completed, Ford donates $20 to the participating high school, up to $6,000.
“We’ve always been active in our community, and the best way to demonstrate that is to support it in every way we can, starting with kids,” Fairlane Ford President Julie Turla said.
Fairlane Ford is at 14585 Michigan Ave.