Hopelink and Rairdon Joint Back to School Drive Begins July 15th

July 11th, 2019 by

Hopelink and Rairdon Joint Back to School Drive Begins July 15th

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.

And we just love how Hopelink matches up with our Culture of Care.

Rairdon’s Culture of Care

This back-to-school drive is part of Rairdon’s larger Culture of Care platform. The initiative centers on being a positive force in the local community through philanthropy, giveaways, and other critical 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.

List of Participating Rairdon Dealerships

13 total Rairdon dealerships will be participating in the back-to-school drive. These 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

More About Hopelink

We really can’t overstate the importance of Hopelink to the local Seattle area.

Hopelink gives people who are in need access to direct services and connections to qualified resources who can make the organization’s theory of change a reality.

Hopelink’s theory of change enables those who are in need to move from having their basic necessities met (i.e. food, nutrition, and housing) to becoming well-equipped to exit poverty altogether.

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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