Larry H. Miller Dealerships Kicks Off 4th Annual “10 Days of Giving”

Annual campaign presents more than $100,000 to Valley charities during the holiday season

Larry H. Miller Dealerships’ employees are once again spreading joy during the holiday season with the organization’s fourth annual “10 Days of Giving” campaign, in which the group presents donations to 10 Phoenix-area charities over a 10-day period. This year’s donations will help feed the hungry; ensure forgotten children have gifts for the holidays; provide safe shelter for those touched by homelessness, domestic violence or sexual exploitation; establish a community garden; fund family events for children facing life-threatening illnesses; and deliver targeted enrichment programs to school-aged children.

“We could not be more grateful to have the resources to donate to such commendable programs each year,” said Pat Kroneberger, senior vice president, Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “The work these 10 organizations are doing in the community is truly impactful and touches so many lives.”

The campaign kicks off today with $10,000 donations to each of the following organizations.
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Heart for the City – This donation will support the Heart for the City Community Garden program. It will allow the organization to introduce youth in grades 4-8 to healthier lifestyles with four separate programs, including field trips for Title I schools and community get-togethers at the garden.
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Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP) – Funding will go towards the Feeding the Hungry: Dining Room program, allowing the organization to serve nutritious hot meals to guests who come to SVDP dining rooms in need of hunger relief. SVDP has five dining rooms in Maricopa County and serves an average of 2,000 meals per day. The grant will directly supply nearly 5,000 meals to Arizonans.
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StreetLight USA – StreetLight USA serves girls who are high-risk for or victims of sexual exploitation. Funding from LHM Charities will support StreetLight USA’s Choices program, which promotes mental and emotional health for its residents by building skills and experiences that can become tools for lifelong habits. 
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Hopekids – This contribution will support the HopeDay program, which creates weekly, ongoing events for families who have a child with a life-threatening illness. Funding will support four events for over 1,000 attendees, aimed at bringing families closer together during their difficult medical journey.
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Angels on Patrol – This organization addresses the need of stabilizing families in crisis and providing youth enrichment programs to underprivileged youth. The money from this donation will be used to assist families who are currently experiencing some type of crisis where a law enforcement officer is involved. It will support the Crisis Response program with basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, utilities) and crisis stabilization, as well as youth enrichment programs that support officer-led programs in at-risk K-12 schools.
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Salvation Army – This donation will support the organization’s Forgotten Angels program, which helps purchase toys for those children whose names were not selected by anyone in the community from a Salvation Army tree. Each year, there are more than 5,000 children whose names are not selected.
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New Life – One of the state’s leading providers of domestic violence shelters and services, this organization’s mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence to live independent, violence-free lives. Funding will offset critical expenses necessary to run the Emergency Shelter program in the West Valley, including replacing birth certificates and ID cards for survivors, providing public transportation passes, helping with housing assistance, clothing, hygiene items, linens, medicine, infant formula and diapers. On average, 70 percent of New Life Center’s shelter residents are children.
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Homeward Bound – Funding will address the Whole Child Development program, which provides homeless children with a safe home, a warm place to sleep, clothes and food, so they are ready to participate and learn in school. Once basic needs are met, individualized support is provided to help children constructively process the trauma they have experienced from homelessness, poverty and/or domestic violence.

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St. Dominic Savio Academy, Inc. – With this donation, the organization will be able to update current classroom technology with the purchase of iPad Pros and OSMO Explorer Kits for students ages 6-19 with autism spectrum disorders. Reliable technology is a critical need and helps maximize the time allotted to educational games and data tracking.
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Childhelp – Childhelp provides after-school services to children in grades K-8. The donation will allow for the purchase of 50 LEGO education kits, school supplies and science activity materials, allowing each child access to quality learning in a fun, creative atmosphere.
Donations are distributed through Larry H. Miller Charities, the charitable arm of the dealership group, which is funded largely by employee contributions through a program called Give Us 5. The program allows employees to donate five dollars or more per month from their paycheck to Larry H. Miller Charities. All Arizona employee contributions are allocated for use in the local community, and are primarily focused on charities that serve women and children, with an emphasis on health and education.



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