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Ray Scarpelli Donates $5,000 to Catholic Charities of Lake County to Replace Stolen Holiday Gifts

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The Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge aren’t the only ones trying to ruin Christmas. But Ray Scarpelli, owner of Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake, IL is helping to make sure things are set right.

ray scarpelli and catholic charityBack in May of this year, approximately 150 toys were discovered missing in an empty building that Catholic Charities of Lake County, a non-profit social service agency, used to store their leftover Christmas gifts for needy families.

When Ray Scarpelli heard of the tragedy in the newspaper, he agreed to donate $5,000 to the organization so that their volunteers and board members can restock the stolen gifts. Ray Scarpelli and his team will be meeting with the head of the Catholic Charities Gift Program at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7th  for a formal check presentation.

“Without a blink of an eye, Ray found out how much was taken and wrote a check to replenish the entire amount that was stolen,” said Tom Templeton, Marketing and Technology Director at Ray Chevy.

catholic charityLast year, Catholic Charities delivered gifts to 15,000 people in hopes to brighten their holiday season. The leftover stock is used to get them started for the upcoming year. The need for gifts grows each year. This year, Catholic Charities is also looking for a safe place to store leftover gifts for 2015.
“It was just an act of good will,” Templeton said. “To get the community together in a time of need.”

To experience the Ray Chevrolet difference, visit the dealership at 39 N Route 12, Fox Lake, IL or contact Ray Scarpelli at (888) 729-2438.

Ray Chevrolet has been serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin for over 40 years. The dealership features new Chevrolets along with a huge selection of used vehicles. A full service department is available. Visit RayChevrolet.com for more information.


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