By Susan Motander
The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association made a $5.000 contribution to Monrovia Reads, the local non-profit dedicated to 10% literacy in the community. A check for that amount was presented to the organization at their fundraiser on Saturday by Peter Hoffman of Sierra Auto Cars.
Hoffman, who is a board member of the new car dealers association, said that the group regularly makes charitable donations to organizations that benefit the communities in which they operate. He gave the City of Hope as example of the sort of organization that have benefited from the group’s contributions.
“We regularly support tech programs in schools,” Hoffman said. “We realize that as the automobile industry becomes more complex and is relying more and more on computers. We need a well educated work force.”
In explaining the donation, Hoffman also said that the group believes in helping to make a Southern California stronger. “Our fortunes ride on the fortune of the communities in which we reside and do business. A successful community needs well educated members,” Hoffman said.
Monrovia Reads is a non-profit organization which raises funds to promote literacy in the community. It also supports tutoring programs in the Monrovia schools and donates class sets of books to teachers as well as giving books to young people throughout the city. The organization partners with the city in supporting the Monrovia Reads and Plays Van. The van brings library staff members to several neighborhoods in Monrovia each week to assist youngsters with homework and reading as well, as giving them a safe play experience.