Tucson Dealerships Spend Halloween Gifting ‘Treats’ to Local Nonprofits

October 29th, 2018 by

Larry H. Miller dealerships in Tucson are celebrating Halloween by handing out treats to three local charities: Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona, Youth On Their Own and Beads of Courage, Inc. Each nonprofit will receive a donation from Larry H. Miller Charities, the dealership group’s nonprofit arm composed largely of employee contributions.

The schedule of check presentations is as follows:

Tuesday, October 30 at 10 a.m.

Employees of Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Tucson will present $2,500 to Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona. The donation will fund the cost of special-diet meal preparation and delivery for 30 low-income, homebound, senior women.

Presentation will take place at: Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Tucson at 4220 E. 22nd Street

Wednesday, October 31 at 10 a.m.

Youth On Their Own will receive $5,000 earmarked for their Student Living Expense Program, which will provide a minimum of 36 homeless students excelling academically with an earned monthly stipend during the 2018-19 school year. Students earn the monthly stipend by maintaining A’s, B’s or C’s in every class and steady attendance throughout the schoolyear. As many homeless students  living on their own work to survive, this stipend decreases their need to work as many hours a week while attending school, which significantly decreases the likelihood of the student dropping out.

Presentation will take place at: Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson at 7800 E. 22nd Street

Wednesday, October 31 at 10 a.m.

A $5000 check will be presented by the employees of Larry H. Miller Fiat Tucson to Beads of Courage, Inc. The donation will support families who have a child in the neonatal intensive care unit and families of children coping with cancer, congenital heart conditions and other chronic illnesses. The program delivers colorful beads to children that visually translate their treatment experience. The beads help children tell and own their stories, using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage and hope along their treatment journey.

Presentation will take place at: Larry H. Miller Fiat Tucson at 1000 W. Wetmore Road