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Monday, 03 October 2016 19:59

Snapshot: Vehicle Donation

Written by The Troy Record

capital region vehicle donation

Capital Region BOCES CTE’s Dr. Valerie Kelsey and Executive Principal Denise Capece stand in front of the vehicle with Winifred Maloney (center), handing over the title to the 1997 Lincoln Town Car Gold Edition.


It had its glory days cruising the streets of the Capital Region, and now, a 1997 Lincoln Town Car Gold Edition will find a new purpose: educating the region’s youth.

Winifred K. Maloney donated the vehicle to Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) school the week of September 19. The car, which is still in working order and has only 124,863 miles on it, will be used by the automotive program for students to get valuable “hands-on” experiences diagnosing and repairing problems.


“I am glad that students are going to be able to learn something from it for awhile,” said Maloney as she presented the title to CTE’s Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Kelsey.


Vehicles donated to BOCES are used by students in the auto body collision repair, auto body refinishing, automotive services, automotive tech prep, automotive maintenance/light repair, automotive trade technician and AYES programs.


“Because of donations like this, students will learn everything from how to change brakes and calipers to how to repair engine problems and wiring using a real vehicle,” said Kelsey. “Donations like this take learning out of the text book and off the computer and into the garage.”


Anyone interested in donating a vehicle to Capital Region BOCES should call Nancy Liddle at (518) 862-4823.


We would like to thank The Troy Record for reprint permission.

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