Mitchell Chrysler Dodge Ram Sponsors 2nd Annual “Bike Tour and Blood Drive”

blood_drivePlease join Mitchell Chrysler Dodge Ram for its 2nd Annual ” Bike Tour and Blood Drive ” on Tuesday, July 29, to be held in the downstairs showroom of their Simsbury dealership.   The need is constant. The gratification is instant.

Please make your appointment today: call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit www.redcross.org.

The Mitchell Chrysler Dodge Ram has been a proud provider of new, certified and pre-owned vehicles to the Farmington Valley Area for decades, located on Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Find them online at www.chryslerdodgeram.com.

The Bike MS Ride : Help Create a World Free of MS

MS-Ride-2014 (1)Mitchell Auto Group returns as the Gold Sponsor of the 2014 Bike MS Ride coming up June 1 in Windsor Connecticut. Our team will ride this year in honor of two local friends living with MS, Mike Gorman of McLean Home and Carol Lee Schmahl. Please join our team to help the MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people living with MS.

Bike MS will take you further than you have ever gone before.  It is not the miles that matter– it’s the unforgettable journey.  Join us for an event that’s more than a ride— it’s anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives… making every mile that much sweeter.

Please visit the Mitchell Auto 2014 Team page to find out more about participation or donation: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/MitchellAuto2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAG Sponsors Transplant Team of Connecticut’s “Golf For Life ” Tournament May 17

photo (5)Join Mitchell Auto Group as we sponsor an evening of Night Golf at Copper Hill Golf Course in East Granby on Saturday May 17. We congratulate our valued employee, Kari August, a transplant survivor, for her work and dedication to this cause. She is here today because of the generosity of organ donors. The mission of the Transplant Team of CT is to honor organ and tissue donors, living donors, and donor families by showcasing the health and wellness experienced by transplant recipients: to educate people about organ and tissue donation, and empower them to make the decision to give the gift of life.

This year it will cost over $50, 000 to send the Transplant Team of CT to the U. S. Transplant Games of America. Please help us to support their goal and save lives. Please visit www.ttoct.org to find out more!

Guiding Light Orphanage Returns From Medical Camp Mission to Uganda

Guiding-Light-OrphanageWe at Mitchell Auto  Cares want to congratulate the Guiding Light Orphanage on their recent successful medical camp mission to Uganda

Guiding Light Orphanage,  Inc is a non–profit organization dedicated to providing support to HIV/ AIDS and critically vulnerable children of Rural Uganda in the District of Masindi.   These children will receive free, basic health care, quality education, and the knowledge and skills to promote self- sustainability with the goal of breaking the vicious cycle of chronic hunger and poverty.

On their recent medical camp trip this past March Guiding Light Orphanage carried out the following activities:

· Immunizations

· Vitamin Supplements

· Anti parasitic medication

· HIV/AIDS testing and referral’s for treatment

· Family planning education and Cervical Cancer Testing

· Toothbrush/tooth paste were distributed to children and adults

· Afri Pads demonstration and distribution of ( 200 pads to our teenage girls)

· Malaria Testing and treatment (Of 150 tested 100 had Malaria)

· Demonstration and Provision of mosquito nets

· Nutritional Education

· Distribution of First Aid Kits to Nyantonzi Primary school

· Scholastic Materials

· Epilepsy Treatment and counseling

Mitchell Subaru “Shares the Love”

 

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As part of Subaru’s “Share the Love” campaign, Mitchell Subaru of Canton donated over $4,200 to The Village for Families & Children, to support programs and services to vulnerable children and families in the Greater Hartford area.

The Share the Love campaign donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 21 through Jan. 2. Since the program’s inception, Subaru has donated nearly $30 million to charitable causes. This past year, Subaru added a new element to “Share the Love,” in which Subaru dealers chose a local sixth charity to add to the five national charities that Subaru supports, and an additional $250 would be donated to this local charity when chosen by the Subaru customer. Mitchell Subaru chose The Village for Families & Children, and raised $4,200 during the “Share the Love” campaign for The Village.

On March 12th, Mark Mitchell, dealer principle, and Jill Mitchell, dealer spokeswoman, presented the check to Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village at the Mitchell Subaru Showroom, Route 44 in Canton.

“The Mitchell family is deeply committed to this community and The Village is proud and grateful for their support,” said Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village. “With the support of businesses like Mitchell Subaru and individual donors, we are better able to serve the vulnerable children and families of this region, to help them overcome challenges that life throws at them.”

“At Mitchell’s we see the bigger picture and giving back to the local community is a huge part of that,” said Jill Mitchell, dealer spokeswoman. “Children and families in our local area need our help and that is why we chose The Village. We will continue to support The Village for Families and Children in the future and deeply respect their commitment to nurturing families in need throughout the Greater Hartford region.” 

About The Village:

For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. The Village fulfills this mission by providing a full range of children’s behavioral health treatment, foster care and adoption, and community support services for children and their families in the Greater Hartford region. For more information, visit www.villageforchildren.org or call 860-236-4511

The ‘Bike MS’ Ride

Bike MS Ride 2013Join Team Mitchell Volkswagen, Gold Sponsors of Bike MS Connecticut, and come be a part of Bike MS: Red Thread + Steelcase Ride, presented by Louis Dreyfus Commodities — and get ready for the ride of your life. The ride will be on June 2 in Hartford, and hundreds of cyclists will be in attendance!

Whether you’re new to Bike MS or ride every year, together we will raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

Learn more at the National MS Society’s Bike MS Information site.

The Village Ride

Village_RideWe’re honored to be a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Village Ride, coming up on Saturday, June 15.

Taking place during Fatherhood Week 2013, this fantastic cycling event supports The Village for Families & Children, Inc., a private, Connecticut non-profit human services agency committed to building a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children since 1809.

By taking part in The Village Ride, you are riding for the 8,000+ children and families who receive assistance from The Village, and joining over 100 cyclists from across the state, to ride a gorgeous circuit through Litchfield County, starting at Ski Sundown in New Hartford. Following the ride will be held The Family Fest, an outdoor celebration with food, music, and the company of hundreds of friends and neighbors committed to this wonderful cause.

More details can be found online at TheVillageRide.org, or VillageForChildren.org.

CT Walks for Haiti

CT_Walks_for_HaitiWith great enthusiasm, the Mitchell Auto Group is again a key sponsor for the Connecticut Walk For Haiti, a volunteer “walk-a-thon” developed to increase attention to the needs of the Haitian people, and to raise funds for the projects of five related non-profit charities. This year’s fourth annual walk will take place on April 6, 2013 in West Hartford.

Since 2010, Connecticut Walks For Haiti has raised funds for medical, nutritional and educational projects in Haiti. Proceeds from the event go directly to five charities that are experienced in “putting aid to work in Haiti”, and all donations are tax deductible. Mitchell Auto Group has proudly sponsored this event in previous years, and looks forward to another great attendance, along with fellow sponsors such as the Boston Red Sox, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, the Warner Theatre, and dozens of other local and regional organizations.

The five charities supported by this event include Partners in Health (PIH), the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF), Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH), the Haitian Humanitarian Network (HHN), and Outreach to Haiti. All five non-profit organizations seek to support and improve the health, education and well-being of the Haitian people, through on-location efforts including development of mobile health clinics, textbook purchases, medical and educational staff support, and family care services.

The walk will begin at 10:30am at Saint Peter Claver Church on Pleasant Street in West Hartford, and public attendance is highly encouraged for the festive stroll through Blue Back Square. Music, food, crafts, and a silent auction will be held throughout the day, and appearances by child and family entertainers and local sports team mascots, and the event itself will be emceed by FOX CT’s own Joe Furey.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Connecticut Memorial Project

MLK_in_CT_ProjectMitchell Auto Group is a proud supporter and contributor to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Connecticut Memorial Project. Our town of Simsbury will be home to a permanent memorial to Dr. King, and the impact that two summers spent as a young migrant worker on a tobacco farm here in Simsbury had on him and on his later call to ministry.

Along with other prominent donors in our community, we’re helping to realize a dream that began with a documentary produced by a group of Simsbury High School students a year ago.

Construction of the memorial on Hopmeadow Street will benefit our community in numerous ways, including:

  • Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dignity and courage through the memorial’s location at the heart of our town.
  • Exposing both Simsbury residents and visitors to our community and state to the powerful story of his time in Connecticut and our community’s role in this story.
  • Ensuring that Simsbury residents and students learn the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Connecticut.
  • Joining the Connecticut Freedom Trail to put Simsbury on the map of Connecticut’s historic journey furthering civil rights and human dignity.
  • Increasing the visibility of our community in the state, thereby benefiting residents, local businesses, and our local economy through visitors that the memorial will attract.
  • Serving as the “hub” for an annual celebration of the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Connecticut and his message of peace and hope.
  • Inspiring young members of the community by demonstrating that the deeds of great men and women often begin as early as high school.
  • Reflecting our pride in Simsbury and the leadership of our town’s youth.

Please join us to help the MLK in CT Project raise $100,000!

For more information, please visit http://www.mlkinct.com.

Our 2012 Toys For Tots “Stuff a Van” Drive

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Mitchell Auto Group is an official Toy Drop-Off location for our Simsbury area neighbors this holiday season. Our goal is to fill a van by December 17 with unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots Foundation. They will have vans to stuff at both Mitchell Chrysler Dodge Ram on Route 10 in Simsbury, and Mitchell VW on Route 44 in Canton.