For three consecutive years Dick Hannah Dealerships employees have joined together to raise money to help non-profits in the community. This year alone more than $10,000 was raised which, after matched by Dick Hannah Dealerships, totaled more than $20,000. Each of the seven non-profits listed below were given a portion of the money to continue services they provide in and around Vancouver.
We wanted to say thank you to all those who donated this past holiday season. Your donations helped to make this community we live in that much stronger.
Share of Vancouver
Share of Vancouver, a non-profit founded in 1979, has the singular goal of serving and caring for the homeless and hungry in the Vancouver area. The money raised by our employees at Dick Hannah Dealerships will help to continue services such as: providing shelter for thousands of individuals in the area, covering food costs to serve over 90,000 meals through Share’s Hot Meals Program, the Backpack Program which fills backpacks with 5-10lbs of donated non-perishable food to over 1,500 students in Clark County public schools and on average is able to move over 100 families and individuals from shelters in to permanent housing each year.
For more information about Share of Vancouver and other programs that have working in the community go to: ShareVancouver.org
The YWCA in Vancouver serves more than 11,000 people each year who are victims of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, child abuse, and children in foster care. The programs instituted at the YWCAprovide tools and support to build self-esteem, foster life choices and change lives.
Dick Hannah Dealerships employees worked to raise funds that purchased essential products for every day living such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, paper towels and a myriad of other products basic household products some of us take for granted and use everyday. Additionally we were able to donate school supplies, such as pencils, backpacks, crayons, notebooks, and toys for children the YWCA helps and serves.
For more information on the YWCA and it’s programs please go to: YWCAClarkCounty.com
Northwest Children’s Outreach
The Northwest Children’s Outreach is an all-volunteer group that collects and distributes basic resources for children in the Vancouver area. Founded in March of 2001 the group supplies care providers, such as foster parents and shelters, with everything from diapers, clothing (newborn to teen), cribs and formula to books, shoes, toys and hygiene products on a weekly basis.
The donation made by our employees will help to purchase bigger items that the program may not see donated very often, such as full-size cribs, and helps to pay utility bills to keep the donation center up and running.
For more information about the Northwest Children’s Outreach go to: NorthwestChildrensOutreach.org
Council for the Homeless
The Council for the Homeless is a leader in a community-wide response to end homelessness in Clark County. Founded in 1989, the Council for the Homeless was a partnership between the City of Vancouver,Clark County and the Vancouver Housing Authority with the goal of ending homelessness through education, advocacy, and outreach and by managing an emergency shelter access system.
The funds raised by our employees help to continue the programs the Council for the Homeless currently have. Donations from the community help to continue and expand programs such as; the shelter clearinghouse where a homeless person or family can connect with available shelter opportunities, the community voice mail system that allows employers and/or families to leave messages for a person, community housing programs and many others.
For more information on the Council for the Homeless go to: icfth.com
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is one of the better-known organizations in the area. Donations and volunteers help hundreds of families each month with food, clothing, rental assistance, as well as housing and job placement.
Dick Hannah Dealerships employees helped the Salvation Army’s cause by volunteering to be bell-ringers to collect donations outside Macy’s at the Vancouver Mall during the holidays.
To learn more about the Salvation Army and how to volunteer go to: SalvationArmyVancouver.org
The Clark County Food Bank
The Clark County Food Bank became the primary food distribution organization in Clark County in 1985 which provides bulk food to 29 emergency food pantries and meal sites on top of gathering and distributing on average 3 million pounds of food each year to families and individuals in need.
The funds raised by Dick Hannah Dealerships employees help to buy food items that may not necessarily be available for donation such as perishable foods like fruits and vegetables.
For more information about the Clark County Food Bank go to: ClarkCountyFoodBank.org
Second Chance Companions
Founded in 1993, Second Chance Companions is a non-profit pet organization in the SW Washington and Portland Metro area dedicated to helping animals. Staffed entirely by volunteers this humane, no-kill organization runs without an independent shelter but still manages to feed, care for, spay and neuter and adopt out as many animals as possible.
Our donation to this organization will help them continue their programs in the area and the money raised by Dick Hannah Dealerships employees will help fosters with food for the animals, vet bills and spay/neuter charges.
For more information about Second Chance Companions please go to: SCCPets.com