Larry H. Miller Dealerships Brings Holiday Hope to Arizona Charities With $135,000 in Donations

Seventh annual “10 Days of Giving” campaign to help 16 charities throughout Phoenix and Tucson

PHOENIX (December 10, 2020) - Larry H. Miller Dealerships will bring hope and holiday cheer to thousands of Phoenix and Tucson residents this month through the dealership group’s seventh annual “10 Days of Giving” campaign. The campaign distributes donations through Larry H. Miller Charities grant program to nonprofits that focus on serving women and children, with an emphasis on health and education. This holiday season, the donations will support charities that provide assistance to at-risk youth through shelter, equine therapy, and mentoring programs; allow for backpack programs that address weekend hunger for children and food assistance programs for families; aid infant feeding, children’s hospital programs, and more.

“We know the impact COVID-19 has had on the individuals and families in our communities, and the important role nonprofits play in providing services and support to those who are facing difficult times,” said Pat Kroneberger, senior vice president, Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “It’s with sincere appreciation for the role these organizations have in enriching Arizonans lives and their lifechanging work, that we give back this holiday season.”

The “10 Days of Giving” campaign will support the following nonprofit organizations in Arizona:

PHOENIX:

  • $10,000 donation to UMOM. The donation will go toward the organization’sFamily Emergency Shelter” program, designed to provide safe and secure shelter, job training, programs for children and youth, and more, for vulnerable and at-risk families and children experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County.
  • $10,000 donation to Maggie’s Place. The “Emergency Shelter” program offers a nurturing home environment and ongoing support for homeless pregnant and parenting women in crisis, including nutritious food, maternity and infant supplies, prenatal care, weekly therapeutic counseling, mentoring, along with life skills courses, access to educational services, and more. 
  • $10,000 donation to Kitchen on the Street. The donation will help fund the organization’s “Bags of Hope” program, which gives food backpacks to children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends. The food backpacks provide the proper nutrition to fuel a child’s body and brain so they can live a healthier life, attend school regularly and achieve academically. The donation will allow the organization to help 2000 children.
  • $10,000 donation to Rider’s Ranch. The donation will go toward the organization’s “Equine Assisted Life Skills Programs for At Risk Youth,” which helps youth with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities by providing valuable life lessons such as building self-awareness and communication skills, showing empathy for others and dealing with pressure from bullies.
  • $10,000 donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank. The donation will help fund the organization’s “Emergency Food Box” program, a temporary food assistance program that aims to improve the nutritional status of low-income adults and children during a crisis. The food boxes are filled with nutritious food for families to prepare healthy meals at home.
  • $10,000 donation to The Salvation Army. The donation will assist the organization’s 34-year-old “Christmas Angel” program, which aims to make the holidays bright for every member of the community by giving toys and holiday gifts to children in need across the Valley. This donation will allow the organization to provide gifts for 400 children.
  • $10,000 donation to Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank. The donation will support the food bank’s Weekend Food4Kids Backpacks” program, a weekend feeding program for Title 1 school students in the Paradise Valley Unified School District.
  • $10,000 donation to Foster Arizona. This donation will go toward the organization’sHousing Project” program, which provides homeless youth, ages 18-21, with transitional housing, basic provisions, mentorship and life sufficiency skills for those aging out of foster care in the Metro Phoenix area.
  • $10,000 donation to Angels on Patrol. This organization provides officer-initiated support to community members in times of crisis. The donation will fund 70 emergency motel nights in 2021 for victims of domestic violence needing to flee for safety.
  • $10,000 donation to Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. The donation will support the organization’s “Improving Lives Impacted by Pediatric Cancer“ program, which includes a Sunshine Pack (a package for comforting children that includes educational and entertaining items such as a blanket, books, games, art supplies, and more), in-home visits and workshops, and dog and individual therapy programs for families of children with pediatric cancer.

TUCSON:

  • $10,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Tucson. The donation will help fund the organization’s “Women Build” house program, which challenges and empowers women from all walks of life to help build affordable homes alongside hardworking Tucson families.
  • $5,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona. The donation will help fund the organization’s “Big-Little” mentoring program, which pairs stable adult role models with children and youth who are most in need.
  • $5,000 donation to Banner University Medical Center Diamond Children’s Hospital. The donation will go toward the hospital’s “Beads of Courage” program, which allows children to visually translate their treatment experience through different colored beads. Over time, the collection of their beads becomes a visual illness narrative that the child can use to commemorate and celebrate their courage.
  • $5,000 donation to NOURISH. The donation will support the organization’s “Direct Services” program, which provides feeding, feeding equipment, and nutrition therapy for families with feeding challenges.
  • $5,000 donation to Youth on Their Own. The organization supports youth in grades 6-12 experiencing homelessness in Pima County with the goal of graduating from high school. The funds will support students via academic stipends, basic human needs, bill assistance, and transportation assistance.
  • $5,000 donation to Angel Heart Pajama Project. The donation will help the organization purchase more than 300 pairs of new pajamas, which are provided to children who are abandoned, abused, removed from homes or places in foster care, or living in homeless shelters in Tucson and surrounding counties.

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About Larry H. Miller Dealerships

Larry H. Miller Dealerships operates more than 60 dealership locations under 20 automotive brands in seven western states. The group has 13 Arizona locations.

Larry H. Miller Dealerships has a strong legacy of giving back to communities where it does business. Through its charitable organization, Larry H. Miller Charities, more than $1.4 million has been donated to qualified nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona.

For more information about Larry H. Miller Dealerships, visit www.lhmauto.com.

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