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For years the members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City have supported hundreds of charitable organizations and worthy causes.
Whether the effort may be as basic as sponsoring the Little League baseball team, to donating thousands of dollars to hospitals and medical research, or providing scholarships for education, the dealers recognize the importance of giving back to the community that supports them. They are happy and honored to do so. In that same spirit, the Association has established its own charitable foundation, aptly called the Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City Charitable Foundation.

Mission: To positively impact the lives and futures of Kansas Citians.

Currently, the Foundation seeks to achieve its mission by providing much needed support to local nonprofit agencies via grants and sponsorships, as well as assisting individuals through scholarships and an emergency assistance fund. To learn more about each of the ways the Foundation is supporting the community click on the following:

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Automobile Dealers Foundation Contributes
$50,000 to Help Local Veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo... AUGUST 9, 2012... The Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City Charitable Foundation has contributed $50,000 to two organizations making a positive impact in the lives of Kansas City veterans. The donations are part of Driving 4th for Veterans, a program designed to give veterans in need a helping hand.

Driving 4th

$40,000 was donated to VFW's "Unmet Needs" program that provides free grants for local military families who face urgent financial issues due to rent, mortgage, utilities, vehicle repair, medical and food expenses. Heart of America Stand Down Foundation received $10,000. Their mission is to provide marginal or homeless veterans with access to short and long term community resources to assist them in living a productive, fulfilling life. All funds are designated to help veterans in the Kansas City area.

"The new automobile dealers in Kansas City recognize the sacrifices our veterans make and the challenges they face when they return home from service. We are committed to helping our hometown heroes through Driving 4th for Veterans, which took place June 28 - July 4th, and other programs sponsored by our charitable foundation," said Executive Vice President of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City Larry Carl.


Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City Charitable Foundation's mission is to positively impact the
lives and futures of Kansas City residents. In addition to providing a helping hand to veterans through
Driving 4th for Veterans, the Foundation provides much needed support to local nonprofit agencies
via grants and sponsorships, as well as assisting individuals through scholarships and an emergency
auto repair assistance fund.

Stand Down
The Heart of America Stand Down Foundation receives a $10,000 donation from the Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City Charitable Foundation to assist homeless veterans. Pictured left to right - Larry Carl, Executive Vice President Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City; Bob Waechter and Art Fillmore, founders of the Heart of America Stand Down Foundation.

VFW
The Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City Charitable Foundation donates $40,000 to the VFW
Unmet Need Program to help Kansas City veterans with urgent financial issues. Pictured left to right -
Larry Carl, Executive Vice President Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City;
Zach Schwenk, Special Program and Projects; Michael Penney, Director of National Military Service;
John Lowe, Director VFW Foundation.

 
       

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