The Junior League of Yakima non-profit organization of women volunteers recently held a fundraising event at Carey Motors of Yakima (3204 Fruitvale Blvd), and yesterday, a few of the members stopped by with their families* to accept a big fat check for their fundraising efforts!

The "Lincoln's Driven To Give" event asked members of the Junior League of Yakima to recruit family and friends to come in and test drive three of the new Lincoln cars on their lot. For every person that showed up to do a test-drive, the from the Lincoln Motor Company corporation gave Carey Motors a $20 donation to give to the selected cause of their choice. Carey Motors sweetened the deal with a donation match of their own, bringing the grand total of donations to $3500!

I asked the Junior League of Yakima's current president, Dani Austin and president-elect, Ashley Gamache, to tell us what they were going to do with such a large and gracious donation.

Junior League of Yakima members showed up to accept a large donation from Carey Motors of Yakima. JLY members present, pictured (left to right): Kate Baer (not quite pictured), Lisa Wallace, Amy Maib, Dani Austin (President), Ashley Gamache (President-Elect), Reesha Cosby (not pictured). Many kudos to the entire staff at Carey Motors and Lincoln Motor Company!

*Disclaimer: Author, Reesha Cosby, has been a member of the Junior League of Yakima since 2007 and has previously served as a board member. She currently serves as one of its many dedicated local volunteers and community leaders. Townsquare Media Yakima management has determined that the relationship of the author to the non-profit group does not constitute a conflict of interest, and has in no way affected either positive or negative coverage of this story.