News & Events

Chicago Automobile Trade Association's Chicagoland Dealers Care Program and St. Charles Toyota Team Up to Support Anderson Animal Shelter

Chicago Automobile Trade Association's Chicagoland Dealers Care Program and St. Charles Toyota Team Up to Support Anderson Animal Shelter

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) donated $1,500 to the Anderson Animal Shelter of South Elgin as part of its Chicagoland Dealers Care program to build on efforts put forth by the Chicagoland dealer community. While charities and civic organizations know that their local automotive dealer is an integral part of the community and deeply involved in its organization, the dealers often don't receive the recognition they deserve. The Chicagoland Dealers Care program was created to help deliver support and advocacy.

St. Charles Toyota has been a financial supporter of the Anderson Animal Shelter, longtime advocates for the humane treatment of animals through direct care, education and community outreach programs. St. Charles Toyota General Sales Manager Steven Alf has a personal investment in the cause as he describes his commitment to the shelter to be "very near and dear" to his heart.

"The Anderson Animal Shelter thrives on generosity from the local community," said Jack Graff, executive director of the Anderson Animal Shelter. "The support from the Chicagoland Dealers Care program and St. Charles Toyota is critical in helping us fund programs to provide exceptional and ethical services to mistreated animals."

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association has been a longtime supporter of local non-profit organizations. Since 1992, the association has raised more than $32 million dollars for significant Chicago charities during the annual First Look for Charity black-tie event, held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public.

"The Chicagoland Dealers Care program began in 2008 as an effort to deliver year-round support to local charities and amplify the efforts already put forth by Chicagoland new-car dealers," said Kurt Schiele, chairman of the CATA.

For more information on the Chicagoland Dealers Care program, please visit ChicagolandDealersCare.com. For more details on the Anderson Animal Shelter, please call 847-697-2880 or visit AndersonAnimalShelter.org.

Back to News

Follow Us Socially Using #CAS16

Blog

More

Thursday, February, 11, 2016

The Four Stars of the Chicago Flag

Here's how Chicago's four big events stack up, with a closer look at the Chicago Auto Show.

Wednesday, February, 10, 2016

Visit from Buick Avista

The Buick Avista will be making its Chicago debut starting this weekend. Come Saturday, the public will be able to ...

Wednesday, February, 10, 2016

Lexus LC 500 Redefines Luxury

One vehicle you don't want to miss is the Lexus LC 500, making its Chicago debut this weekend; the sleek, and ...

Wednesday, February, 10, 2016

It's Not Just the Auto Show Anymore

As I was dropped at McCormick Place this afternoon I thought to myself, this is not an unfamiliar location. I ...

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

Expectations Exceeded Again at CAS

A year ago, a friend of mine left school for a week to go on a trip to Chicago.

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

Round Two for CAS Intern-expert

With the show doors just days away from opening, I am more than excited to be back for the 2016 Chicago Auto ...

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

What's the Buzz about all these Cars?

Most people are shocked when I say one of my favorite internships has been with the Chicago Auto Show. 

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

Beauty if Found Amidst Chaos

Stepping into the Auto showroom was like a catwalk for cars. Bright lights flicker against the new detailed ...

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

Small Town Girl Meets Big Time Media

As someone from a town of fewer than 10,000 people, driving to Chicago was an intimidating for me. Traffic seemed ...

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

Journey to CAS Media Center

When I first heard about the internship with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association through Bradley University I ...

More

2/12/2016 7:08:54 AM

Will there be demo rides outside the convention center again this year? Which manufacturers will offer cars that I can drive? Will that info be posted somewhere on your website

2/12/2016 6:06:49 AM

Happy Friday Friends! Any fun plans for the weekend?

2/11/2016 9:56:57 PM

We're heading to The Chicago Auto Show tomorrow and will be live-streaming the latest and greatest in car technology! What tech are you most excited about seeing this year

2/11/2016 8:29:52 PM

1993

2/11/2016 7:08:02 PM

Guess what #CAS16 fans, we have a Snapchat!!! Get a recap from today's events by adding chicagoautoshow now! #snapworthy

2/11/2016 5:14:07 PM

The #CAS16 opening weekend is almost upon us, Feb. 13-14! Our friends at Fifth Third Bank are providing the only discount coupons to fans; just stop in a local branch to get yours or click here: bit.ly/1PASdn7 (code: 53Weekend

2/11/2016 4:16:18 PM

Media Sprinted to the debut of Mercedes-Benz #Sprinter Working Van and the Sprinter Extreme Concept! #CAS16

2/11/2016 4:07:03 PM

Hey #CAS16 fans, don't miss a chance to win Chicago Auto Show themed prizes! Stay tuned on social media and when you see #ispyatCHI, find the mystery location to win! http://bit.ly/1W7WGy5

2/11/2016 3:29:04 PM

Toyota USA unveiled #TRDPro! Read about it here

2/11/2016 1:56:47 PM

a few shots from today at The Chicago Auto Show #CAS16 #Honda

More

2/12/2016 7:58:23 AM

RT @JohnHowellWLS: If you're at @ChiAutoShow this weekend, your mission is to change all car radios to @wlsam890 take a pic & tweet us http…

2/12/2016 7:58:19 AM

Did you already see the @kiazokaei Optima Plug-in Hybrid at @chiautoshow #cas16 #kia @kia_motorshttps://t.co/CBtVq89j4U

2/12/2016 7:52:16 AM

RT @JohnHowellWLS: The @ChiAutoShow takes over McCormick Place this weekend. @ThePaulBrian joins @BigJohnHowell with a preview at 7:37

2/12/2016 7:49:51 AM

@EllyDeutch @ChiAutoShow is today the first day??? I wanna go!

2/12/2016 7:49:18 AM

RT @ShultsAuto: Do you know what's coming next from @Buick? #CAS16 @ChiAutoShow https://t.co/YgQlh21isl

2/12/2016 7:47:35 AM

RT @ShultsAuto: Do you know what's coming next from @Buick? #CAS16 @ChiAutoShow https://t.co/YgQlh21isl

2/12/2016 7:47:14 AM

Good morning! On our way to the #Chicago Auto Show. Watch for our tweets and IG from the show! #CAS16 @ChiAutoShow https://t.co/wn0DAppY1U

2/12/2016 7:47:05 AM

RT @RamTrucks: We’re live from the @ChiAutoShow! Watch our big announcement live at 10am CST here: https://t.co/fat8xUOqT8 #CAS16 https://t

2/12/2016 7:46:26 AM

RT @EllyDeutch: Kicking off the @ChiAutoShow with @WOMMA for Social Media Preview Day! #CAS16 (at @McCormick_Place in Chicago, IL) https://

2/12/2016 7:46:23 AM

RT @JohnHowellWLS: The @ChiAutoShow takes over McCormick Place this weekend. @ThePaulBrian joins @BigJohnHowell with a preview at 7:37