12 Days of Christmas: Giving Back to Your Community

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi.

This year, Car Guys Agency is all about giving back to our community! We’ve put together 12 ways you can make a difference in your community this holiday season – Or at any time of the year!

Organize a Food Drive

“Food drives help food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens collect food donations to keep their shelves stocked. Food drives are also a great way to raise awareness about hunger in your community and encourage others to help. Hunger affects every community, but many people don’t realize it.” – www.feedingamerica.org

How do I start?

Organize a community clean up

“Getting your community involved in a neighborhood cleanup can be a great way to create an awareness in your area and can lay the groundwork for future waste-reducing efforts. A cleanup can also bring about a sense of community and responsibility to keep our homes and common areas safe and clean.” – Kelly Scible, The Community Times

How do I start?

Spend a day with your team volunteering

“Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.” – www.helpguide.org/

How do I start?

Donation matching campaign

“When we donate to a charitable organization, we help make the difference we’re unable to provide with our own hands. Consequently, social impact organizations don’t just work to achieve their mission—they also empower individuals to effect change. They mobilize people to play a part in making the world a better place.” – www.classy.org

How do I start?

Christmas gift raffles

“Utilizing giveaways helps people identify your brand and reminds them of your business when they’re ready to make a purchase. Distinguishing one brand from another is like building a relationship with your customers. The more they notice the name, the more likely they are to trust it and return to it.” – www.business.landsend.com

How do I start?

Give to other local small business owners

“Creating a network of people and businesses to pull resources, information and knowledge will help you grow as a business owner and a person. When you help someone else, they remember your name or brand. You have made a valuable connection that can bring more business and growth opportunities.” – www.newschant.com

How do I start?

Host a party to celebrate your community

“For a community to really thrive, it needs to connect people, build relationships, and create a sense of common identity. Community Events are a great vehicle for this because they provide members with opportunities to interact directly.”
www.collaboration.worldbank.org

 How do I start?

Run a toy drive for local shelters

“Toy donations bring happiness to other kids and gives them support. Children need the fun time as a distraction and they can also learn and develop more, using the imagination and creativity.” – www.lgw.org

How do I start?

Promote Causes / Fundraisers on social media

“Connecting to a social cause and doing good in the world and your community will give you that feel-good feeling. But research shows that giving back can also improve physical health and longevity.” – Sara Davis, www.Forbes.com

How do I start?

Donate blood or host a blood drive

“Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.” – www.redcrossblood.org

How do I start?

Organize a Send a Letter to a Soldier Campaign

“Do you get excited when you open your mailbox and find an expected letter from a friend or family member, or when you get a random text message from an old friend? Now, take that feeling and amplify it tenfold. That’s what it feels like to receive a letter when you’re deployed. Writing letters is a great tradition and becoming a pen pal to an American troop overseas is one of the many ways you can support our men and women in uniform.” – Chris Birk, www.veteransunited.com

How do I start?

Give the gift of peace of mind to your clients with a Free GPS Tracking System with their purchase

“Giving gifts to your clients during the holiday season is one of the easiest ways to show them that you care about them and value them – beyond the money they pay you for your goods or services. A thoughtful gift with an accompanying card shows your appreciation for your clients in the most powerful way imaginable.” – Ramzi Chamat, 8 Ways Media

How do I start?

As always, Car Guys Agency is here for all your Buy Here Pay Here/Used Vehicle Sales needs! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for the new year! Reach out to us and see what we can do to help your dealership be New for ’22!

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