Dealers helping others over the holidays
The holidays are always a time for helping out, whether it’s those in need or those who need a small favour.
Many local businesses do their bit to contribute to local causes, and the area car dealers are no exception. Several of the dealerships are helping out.
Bolton Nissan is among the dealerships that’s been supporting the Home James program, which provides free rides home for people who may have had too much to drink in holiday celebrations. General Sales Manager Navi Singh said they are contributing one of the shuttle vehicles for the program.
“We’re on board with the CHUM Christmas Wish Foundation,” commented Saj Molu, general manager at Bolton Honda.
Contributions that have been dropped off at the dealership are filling a Honda Odyssey and they will be driving them down to Toronto on Monday, December 16th.
This is actually a joint effort.
Steve Fogliato, general sales manager at Bolton Hyundai said they have joined with Bolton Honda and Nissan to support the CHUM effort.
“That’s our focus this year,” he said.
The efforts of Caledon Community Services (CCS) and the annual Santa Fund are getting the support of Caledon Chrysler.
Business Controller Jacqui Robb said they have a couple of events going on, including a weekly 50-50 draw among the staff. They are also hosting noon-time barbecues every Friday. As well, coupons are included with advertisements that have been going in the Citizen. Customers can bring one in and the dealership will donate $100 in their name to CCS.
“CCS is very involved in the community,” Robb observed.
Fines Ford Lincoln is also supporting CCS with its work for the holidays. General Manager Carlos Martins said people are welcome to drop off food contributions in the showroom.
He also said they are collecting toys for the Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain, which he said is an annual event in cooperation with CTV. People who bring in a toy for the Mountain will also have the chance to fill out a ballot to win a 2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid.
Martins reported it’s still early days in the effort, but it is getting some action.
“We’ve had people coming in with toys,” he said, adding this is the first time Fines has contributed to this cause. “We’re very excited to be involved.”
Craig Watson, general manager at Bolton GM, said the dealership is continuing with its support of numerous local causes, including the MS Society, Peace Ranch, Caledon Minor Hockey, Bolton Wanderers’ Soccer Club, Home James and CCS.
Paul Coffey Bolton Kia will also be supporting the efforts of CCS.
General Manager Peter Dann said they will be collecting contributions to the food drive, adding there will be discounts offered to service customers who bring in non-perishable items.
Written by Bill Rea