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Ford Friendship Express Program
The Ford Friendship Express Program began in 1996, and it's our way of giving something substantial back to the people and organizations in the community we serve. The program assists charitable and non-profit organizations throughout Western New York. Our dealer association donates vehicles to help these organizations with their day-to-day operations.

Rochester, NY (Deadline: February 27, 2015) DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED! Applications due March 31, 2015
The application and guidelines for the 2015 program are now available for the following counties ONLY: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne counties.

Both documents are available for download and are in Adobe Acrobat format:

Guidelines
Application and Agreement

Please read the Guidelines to see if your organization qualifies for the program. If your organization meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the guidelines, proceed to completing the application and agreement. Please try to provide all information requested in the space provided. Once the application and agreement are completed, print out and remember to attach copies of the documentation requested in Items #7 and #14.
Application and agreement must be signed and returned to the Ford Friendship Express Program, c/o Eric Mower and Associates, 50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1300, Buffalo, NY, 14202, by March 31, 2015, if the organization resides in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne counties to be eligible for consideration.

For more information on the 2015 Friendship Express Program, please contact:

Ford Friendship Express Program
c/o Eric Mower and Associates
50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1300
Buffalo, NY 14202

In the past 19 years, we've donated to the organizations listed below:

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services, Inc.
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter
Amherst Senior Transportation Services
Aspire of WNY
Aurora Adult Day Services
Baker Victory Services
Be-A Friend Program/Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, serving Southtowns Meals on Wheels
Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo
Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora
Boys & Girls Club of Eden
Boys & Girls Club of Geneva
Boys & Girls Club of Holland
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County
Boys & Girls Club of Orchard Park
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester
Boys & Girls Club of Springville
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns
Buffalo City Mission
Buffalo City Mission/Cornerstone Manor
Buffalo Museum of Science
Camp Good Days & Special Times
Canine Helpers for the Handicapped
Cantalician Center for Learning, Inc.
Cattaraugus Community Action
Cattaraugus County Department of Aging
Community Concern
Computers for Children
Cradle Beach Camp
Easter Seals NY
Erie City Mission
Family Help Center
Food Bank of Western New York
Foodlink
Friends of Night People
Gateway-Longview
Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc.
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes
Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity/Buffalo
Health Association of Niagara County, Inc.
Healthy Community Alliance
Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Homespace Corp.
Hopevale
Hospice Foundation
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Buffalo
Ismailia Shrine Temple
Jericho Road Ministries
Kids Escaping Drugs
Language Development Program
League for the Handicapped
Lifespan
Meals on Wheels for Western New York, Inc.
Mercy Flight of Western New York
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Niagara Hospice
Old 1st Ward Community Association
Parents Anonymous of Buffalo and Erie County
Rochester Rehabilitation Center's Driver Evaluation and Training Program
Rochester St. Martin's Boxing Club, Inc.
Rural Transit Service, Inc.
SABAH
Salvation Army - Buffalo Area Services
Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services
Schiller Park Community Services, Inc.
SPCC
St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
Sub Board I
The Academy for Career Development
The Bristol Home
The Buffalo Zoo
The Franciscan Center
The Ronald McDonald House
The Sight Center of Northwest PA
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.
Western New York Independent Living Project
Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse Foundation
Wilson Commencement Park
YMCA of Greater Buffalo
YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County
YWCA of Western New York
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2015 WNY RV Show
Thanks to everyone who visited the WNY RV Show, which took place in January at the Hamburg Fair Events Center. In case you missed it, be sure to visit your local Ford dealer to check out the all-new F-150. Its high-strength, aluminum-allow body and frame is stronger, yet lighter – making it even more fuel efficient – while still offering best-in-class towing,
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2015 NFADA Auto Tech Competition
The WNY Ford Dealers were proud to sponsor the annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition. Each year, high school students from around Western New York gather to test their skills and showcase their abilities in training to be an automobile technician. The WNY Ford dealers are proud to be a part of a great event that brings together students, parents and educators to expand their knowledge and expertise about the automotive industry.

Congratulations to the following winners!

In the Senior Technology category: Brent Bogardus, Grant Hill (1st Place); Austin Manna and Alex Labreque (2nd Place), and Talha Mojawalla and Kyle Staub (3rd Place).

In the Junior Tire Changing category: Colin Loder and Maxwell Rutter (1st Place); Brandon Burns and Jacob Harms (2nd Place); and Peter Shaffer and Christopher Jablonski (3rd Place).
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2015 Erie Auto Show
Thanks to all who visited us at the 2015 Erie Auto Show. The show was a big success. Ford had a great line-up, like the all-new F-150 with its aluminum-alloy body and steel frame making it more fuel efficient. And the 2015 Mustang – the American car that’s all legend, all power, and impressive fuel economy and the 2015 Fusion – using voice commands to stay connected, get directions, and making your life easier on the road. Stop by your local Ford dealer today to see why Ford is the best-selling brand for five years straight!

See you at next year’s Show!
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2015 Buffalo Auto Show
Thanks to all who came to the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show! In case you missed it, the dynamic and interactive F-150 Experience was a big hit, showcasing the all-new Ford F-150! Its military grade, aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame produces yet greater strength with less weight, giving you better gas mileage. Stop by your local Ford dealer today to see the great family of Ford cars – like the Fusion, the Focus, the Fiesta, and the Mustang – offering what customers want most: fuel economy, technology, safety and outstanding performance. You’ll see why Ford is the best-selling brand for five years straight!

See you at next year’s Show!
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2015 Rochester International Auto Show
This year at the Rochester Auto Show the Rochester Area Ford Dealers will be giving Auto Show goers the opportunity to get $50 just for test driving a new Ford! It’s called the $50 Test Drive Incentive Program and here’s how you can participate:

Visit the 2015 Rochester Auto Show at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center between Thursday, February 26th and Sunday, March 1st. Once inside, find the Ford display and look for one of Ford’s product specialists. Sign up with the product specialist and they can tell you all of the details you need to know. You will receive an email within 24 hours of signing up that needs to be presented to your Rochester Area Ford Dealer. Between the dates of February 26th and April 30th, you can test drive any of your favorite new Ford vehicles. Once the test drive is complete, you will receive information from the dealer that will need to be entered into the Ford Test Drive website. When submission is completed online, you will receive your $50 MasterCard® in the mail once the program is complete.

While at the Ford display, make sure you check out the all-new 2015 F-150. Now with an all-new military grade aluminum alloy body. It weighs less giving you better gas mileage. And then look for the new 2015 Mustang. It’s legendary!

See you at the Show!
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2014 - 119th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot
The Western New York Ford Dealers were proud to return as a local sponsor at the 119th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot in Buffalo this Thanksgiving. Ford’s favorite Thanksgiving mascot, Ty the Turkey, cheered on more than 14,000 runners from the bed of a 2014 F-150 throughout the entire course of the race. The first runners to chase down Ty at the Buffalo Convention Center following the race received a special Ford-branded water bottle as a Thanksgiving gift.

              
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Rochester Red Wings
The Rochester Area Ford Dealers were proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Red Wings baseball season. For the fourth year, the Ford Dealers provided local Boy Scout Troops with game tickets and a special opportunity to present the Ford Color Guard at all weekend home games between April 3 and September 1.

A total of 54 local Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs attended ball games, met their favorite players on the field, and had the honor of presenting the color guard.