Apr 25, 2013 11:00 AM by Patricia Collier

Car dealers use old cars to provide scholarships

DENVER (AP) - Colorado car dealers are donating old cars to provide scholarships.
Dealers are contributing high-polluting vehicles to the Clear the Air Foundation. The program, sponsored by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, has doubled in size over the past year.
According to the Denver Post, dealers get a tax deduction for donating the cars. Proceeds from selling the vehicles to salvage yards are funneled to an auto-industry scholarship fund. Dealers say there is an added benefit because the worst air polluters get taken off the road permanently.


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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