Brighten a Student’s Future at Rairdon Beginning July 15th

July 11th, 2019 by

Brighten a Student’s Future at Rairdon Beginning July 15.

Philanthropy isn’t just for mega-donors like Bezos and Bill. Small donations add up too; in fact, they can do extraordinary things for those in need! But enough talk, let’s prove it.

Rairdon’s Back-to-School Drive is July 15th

Rairdon is taking a stand against poverty.

July 15th to August 15th, for every new or used car sold, Rairdon is providing a back-to-school kit to local Seattle children who are living below the poverty line.

This far-reaching drive comes in partnership with Hopelink, a local Seattle organization that works to combat poverty.

What’s so serendipitious about this is how the Hopelink organization matches up so well with Rairdon’s Culture of Care.

What is Rairdon’s Culture of Care?

The July 15th back-to-school drive is part of Rairdon’s larger Culture of Care platform. A company-wide initiative, the COC is about being a positive force in the local community through philanthropy, giveaways, and other similar efforts.

What’s Inside the Back to School Kit?

The back-to-school kit will include 3-ring binders, scientific calculators, composition notebooks, divider tabs, graph paper, headphones, highlighters, index cards, pencil boxes/pouches, sharpies/dry erase markers, USB flash drives, and multi-colored backpacks. Basically, everything a student would need to be prepared for school each day.

Complete List of Participating Rairdon Dealerships

No matter where you’re located in the Seattle area, there’s a Rairdon dealership that will be participating in the back-to-school drive. The 13 dealerships include

  • Honda of Sumner

  • Honda of Burien

  • Honda of Marysville

  • Nissan of Auburn

  • Subaru of Auburn

  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Kirkland

  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Monroe

  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Marysville

  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Bellingham

  • Hyundai Bellingham

  • Maserati of Kirkland

  • FIAT of Kirkland

  • Alfa Romeo of Kirkland

Hopelink

We really can’t overstate Hopelink’s importance to our local Seattle area.

The organization’s programs include food assistance, financial services, housing, adult education, transportation, family development, employment services and more.

To date, Hopelink has provided

  • 2,000,000+ meals to those in need

  • Housing services for 137 total families

  • Nearly $3.5 million in distributed energy assistance

Perhaps most importantly is how 92% of Hopelink families have been able to establish or maintain stable housing after organizational assistance.

Philanthropy Quick Facts

  • Did you know? The word philanthropy comes from the Greek philanthropia, which means kindliness, humanity, benevolence, and love to mankind.

  • One third of all charitable giving occurs in December (Seattle Times)

  • For the 2018 Holiday season, Rairdon partnered with Seattle Children’s Hospital for a toy drive. It resulted in 2,000 toys raised (and delivered) from our dealerships to the hospital.

  • Seattle is home to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an organization that has a huge impact when it comes to improving global health

  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos recently launched a major philanthropic effort that consisted of investing $2 billion in housing and preschool education

  • Major nonprofits in Seattle include Jubilee Women’s Center, Open Adoption & Family Services, Bread of Life Mission, Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Washington & Alaska, Art With a Heart, and Hopelink

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