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Auto dealer encourages community to ‘pay it forward’

BRIAN DUGGAN
bduggan@nevadaappeal.com

Carson City Toyota Scion is joining up with the Northern Nevada Food Bank and Friends In Service Helping to raise money for the less fortunate.

The dealership started a local chapter of the 93 Dollar club, which encourages people to donate $93 or 93 cents, as well as nickels, dimes and quarters, all of which will be split by the two non-profit organizations.

Donations can be sent to: Carson City Toyota Scion, 2590 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV, 89701. Attn: Dana Whaley. The dealership can also pick up your donation by calling 775-882-8211.

The 93 Dollar Club was started last year by two Bay Area women. One of the founders, Jenni Ware, was unable to pay her grocery bill so Carolee Hazard, a stranger, offered to pay for it.

Days later, Ware sent Hazard a check for the cost of the groceries and included an extra $93.

Hazard decided to give the $93 to charity after posting her story on Facebook.

Eventually, through the social networking site, more and more people took notice and started giving $93 to charities – a sort of “pay it forward” effect.

Today their 93 Dollar Club has nearly 4,000 fans and has raised more than $110,000 for the Second Harvest Food Banks of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

They can be found at http://www.facebook.com/93

dollarclub.