Holman Automotive Group and ARI’s Annual Donation to United Way Exceeds One Million Dollars for Fourth Consecutive Year
Days of Caring initiative results in 1,500 hours spent assisting 15 agencies by more than 200 volunteers
The Holman Automotive Group and ARI together pledged approximately $1.2 million to United Way during the companies’ 2014 “Moving the Needle” fundraising campaigns. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the annual fundraising efforts have led to a donation that surpassed the million dollar threshold.
Once again, this year’s campaign encompassed all of the Holman Automotive Group and ARI locations throughout the United States with the funds raised being channeled directly to the local communities each location serves. Most notably, 77 percent of the $1.2 million was designated specifically to United Way’s Impact Fund, which focuses on four core areas: Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs. United Way has found that investment in these four critical areas leads to tangible and meaningful change.
“I believe I echo the sentiment of the entire company and our employees when I say that we are truly honored to be a part of this inspiring initiative that helps to address real community needs in order to drive significant, long-lasting impact,” said Mindy Holman, president and CEO, Holman Automotive Group. “We are incredibly proud of our 67-year relationship with United Way and continue to be amazed by the generosity and dedication of our employees. This commitment embodies my grandfather’s mission to give back to the communities that help to support our success.”
In addition to the fund raising campaign, employees also supported United Way during the annual Holman/ARI Days of Caring initiative on September 25 and 26. Together, Holman Automotive Group and ARI employees volunteered to work with local non-profit agencies, helping to make a difference throughout the communities in which they live and work. The 2014 Days of Caring initiative reached new heights by matching each volunteer’s unique set of skills with specialized projects to help maximize the collective impact on the community. All told, more than 200 Holman/ARI volunteers spent nearly 1,500 hours assisting 15 community service agencies throughout the region.
“The unwavering commitment of the Holman Automotive Group and ARI along with that of their employees is nothing short of remarkable, and we are extremely grateful for their continued support,” said Jim Cawley, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. “Each year Holman Automotive and ARI find new, innovative ways to embrace our vision, inspiring other organizations in the area to do the same. The combined efforts of some of the region’s most iconic companies help to facilitate our mission of delivering measureable, lasting impact in the lives of people throughout the region and across the nation.”
The mission of United Way is to improve the lives of those less fortunate by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way envisions a world where individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy living. For more information about United Way, please visit www.UnitedForImpact.org.