Larry H. Miller Dealerships Kicks Off Annual Denver7 Pack A Backpack School Supply Drive on July 5th

Program in partnership with Denver7 and The Salvation Army seeks to serve more than 3,000 youth



DENVER (June 23, 2022) – Each year, employees and customers of  Larry H. Miller Dealerships (LHM Dealerships) in Colorado help ease the financial burden of local families in need of school supplies through a partnership with Denver7 and The Salvation Army. This year, the Denver7 Pack A Backpack school supply drive will be held from July 5-31, 2022. The campaign is part of LHM Dealerships’ Driven for Good initiative, and showcases their longstanding support of education initiatives and overarching humanitarian needs for families in the local community. At the conclusion of the campaign, thousands of Colorado families and students across the Denver metro area will receive the supplies they need to succeed in school.


“Larry H. Miller Dealerships knows that education sets the stage for a child’s future well-being,” said Ray Reilly, senior vice president of operations, Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “This is the driving force behind our commitment to ensure Colorado youth have the school supplies they need on day one.”


Community members are encouraged to help each of the nine dealerships fill a vehicle with school supplies, including items like backpacks, pencils, highlighters, scissors, binders and rulers. Dealerships are located in Denver, Aurora, Centennial, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, and Federal Heights.


Monetary contributions are also welcome and can be made online at A donation of just $15 can provide a backpack filled with supplies for a child. The campaign will benefit qualifying students throughout Colorado in grades 1 through 8 who receive assistance through The Salvation Army and designated Title I schools throughout Denver. Last year’s school supply drive raised more than $45,000 in financial donations.


Employees will also take part in the assembly and distribution of backpacks filled with supplies as part of the company’s commitment to volunteerism. Each employee receives up to 40 hours a year to volunteer their time and talent in the community.


“The last several years have been particularly challenging for many of the families in our community, and this year with the higher prices due to inflation and demand, the struggle will continue,” said Major Mike Dickinson, division commander for The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army’s support from our partners like Larry H. Miller Dealerships, along with their customers and employees, will make a difference for these families and their children. This year, the Denver7 Pack A Backpack initiative will outfit 3,000 students with brand new backpacks filled with essential school supplies. Having the right tools to succeed on the first day can make all the difference.”


The National Retail Federation’s Back to Class Data Center shows that the cost of school supplies continues to increase with parents spending an average of $848.90 per family in 2021. As parents struggle to meet the financial strain, oftentimes teachers are compelled to help fill the void by reaching into their own pockets to ensure students have supplies.


“Every year, many families struggle to pay for school supplies,” said Dean Littleton, VP/General Manager of Denver7. “We’re grateful to our generous viewers and partners like Larry H. Miller Dealerships and The Salvation Army for helping to ensure all students in our community have the tools they need to succeed.”


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About Larry H. Miller Dealerships


Larry H. Miller Dealerships operates more than 55 locations under 17 different automotive brands in six western states. The group has nine dealerships in Colorado.


Larry H. Miller Dealerships has a strong legacy of giving back to communities where it does business. Since 2015, Larry H. Miller Dealerships has collected more than $100,000 in school supplies that benefited local students.


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