“5 Weeks of Giving” Kicks Off in Colorado
Larry H. Miller Dealerships announces a “5 Weeks of Giving” campaign to help positively impact the lives of Coloradans throughout the holiday season. Over the next five weeks, employees of Larry H. Miller Dealerships from Boulder to Colorado Springs will conduct activities in the spirit of giving, including presenting more than $50,000 in donations to several charitable programs and conducting collection drives in support of children and families.
“While it is our company mission to enrich lives by giving back year round, impacting families and individuals in need during the holiday season is truly special,” said Ray Reilly, senior vice president of operations, Larry H. Miller Dealerships.
A few of the organizations slated to benefit from the campaign include:
- Second Wind Fund (Boulder): Funding will support counseling programs aimed at decreasing the incidence of youth suicide.
- Disco’s Dogs (Centennial): The donation will allow Disco’s Dogs to provide specially trained service and therapy dogs to individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
- Hope House of Colorado (Westminster): A metro-Denver resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms. This donation will help fund G.E.D. programs at the organization.
- The Denver Santa Claus Shop (Denver): A nonprofit that shares the spirit of the holidays with Denver children in need – many of whom might not otherwise have a toy to open at Christmas. Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 104th and the LHM RAM Truck Center are collecting new and “gently loved” toys at their locations in Thornton through December 9.
- Marian House (Colorado Springs): Catholic Charities of Central Colorado provides help and creates hope for homeless and vulnerable individuals and families in Colorado Springs. Employees of Larry H. Miller Toyota of Colorado Springs will “adopt” several families for the holidays and provide much needed, essential items.
- Early Connections Learning Centers (Colorado Springs): The donation will provide for literacy curriculum for this organization that delivers high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to children from families of limited means in the Pikes Peak Region.
- Knights of Heroes (Monument): A foundation created to empower children who have lost their fathers during military service by providing positive adult mentorship and lasting friendships, which are developed during an annual wilderness adventure camp.
- Daybreak (Woodland Park): An adult day program that provides emotional, physical, and spiritual respite care to those who need assistance during the day, so that his/her caregiver may take a break from the daily challenges of caregiving.
- Toys for Tots (Denver): The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood will serve as a drop-off location through December 16.
- Salvation Army (Denver): Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 104th serves as the title sponsor for 92.5 The Wolf’s Howl-i-day Jam concert and Toy Drive on December 7-8. Attendees are encouraged to bring toys to donate to the Salvation Army.
- ColoradoFIRST (Denver): Funding for this nonprofit will support a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) competition for youth. The mission of ColoradoFIRST is to inspire young people to be leaders in science and technology-related fields.
Larry H. Miller Charities disperses charitable donations through a grant program focused on organizations that serve women and children, with an emphasis on health and education. Funding is primarily made up of employee contributions.