Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder will collect unwrapped toys through Dec. 10 to support the Boulder County Share-A-Gift program. Low-income parents living in the Boulder County School District will be invited to the “Toy Shop” for gifts, and children will be able to select from gifts such as arts and crafts, books and stocking stuffers.
That activity is part of Larry H. Miller Dealerships’ “5 Weeks of Giving” holiday campaign. Larry H. Miller Dealerships employees from Boulder to Colorado Springs will participate in activities to help Coloradans.
Those activities include presenting more than $75,000 in donations to charities, volunteering at food banks and conducting collection drives to help families.
Other activities include helping the Denver Santa Claus Shop. Larry H. Miller Dealerships in the Denver metro area will provide toy donations toward the nonprofit’s mission to give “a toy to every girl and boy,” who might not otherwise have a toy to open at Christmas. The organization sets up a temporary toy shop for four days in December for qualified families to shop. Larry H. Miller Dealerships in the Denver Metro area will collect toys at their nine locations.
The Food Bank of the Rockies (Denver) is another program that helps bring food directly to communities where food assistance is needed. Larry H. Miller Nissan Arapahoe employees will assemble holiday snack sacks filled with treats for more than 100 households and will distribute at a mobile pantry.
Another program is Kids Crossing (Colorado Springs), a nonprofit child placement agency that provides foster care and group facility care. Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota will display a tree filled with ornaments, and customers and employees will be able to select an ornament and purchase the requested items for a foster child.
Larry H. Miller Charities awards all of the financial donations. That nonprofit organization functions as the charitable arm of Larry H. Miller Dealerships.
Assistance from the foundation goes toward organizations that serve women and children, with an emphasis in the areas of health and education. Funding comes primarily from employee contributions.
“Every year, our employees and customers look forward to making the holidays a little brighter for those in need,” Larry H. Miller Dealerships senior vice president of operations Ray Reilly said in a news release.
Reilly continued, “Larry H. Miller Dealerships invests in the communities we serve and takes great pride in supporting the many nonprofits that do critical work to help our most vulnerable. We are proud of the impact the '5 Weeks of Giving' has made over the last four years, as we know the holidays are a special time to bring joy to the lives of children and families.”