Shopping locally pays dividends to Boys & Girls Clubs

Shopping locally pays dividends to Boys & Girls Clubs

On the heels of a very successful Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula fund raising gala, Stanley Ford marketing director John Wade, last week presented Boys & Girls Clubs executive director Heather Schloeman with a big check for $2,600, a result of customers who have shopped locally at their “Hometown Dealer.” “We’re called Your Hometown Dealer because we support the local community as well servicing your vehicle needs right here at home. The Boys & Girls Clubs do a great job making a safe place for our kids so when it comes to supporting them we’re all in,” said Wade. “The way it works is over the last month and a half and continuing through December we’ve been setting aside a certain amount for every car or truck that is purchased to go toward these funds that are matched by the Ford Motor company. That’s what shopping locally does it gives back to improving our quality of life here at home,” he said.

“It’s community promotions like this that allow us to continue to provide the services we do for our youth,” added Heather Schloeman, “The partnership with Ford Motor Co. and Stanley Ford and their contribution last year just today allowed my team to put together fifty Thanksgiving boxes to be given out to local kids and their families to celebrate the holidays. One of the major things we teach our members is giving back to the community. Part of what we teach in our youth development programs is basically giving back and developing good honest character is a key to a successful life. We are given so much support from local businesses and through our annual fund raiser and other events throughout the year that when our kids can give back it makes us feel pretty darn good,” she said. According to John Wade free test drives and bonuses will continue throughout the year at Stanley Ford “Your Hometown Dealer.”

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