Thanks to our wonderful clients, Jim Ellis Automotive Group just wrapped up another successful Holiday Giving Campaign. With the participation of all 20 Jim Ellis dealerships and the business of our loyal clients, we raised $68,850 that will be used to help fight generational poverty through the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS).
Customers who shopped at any Jim Ellis dealership between November 26 to December 31, 2021, enjoyed the additional benefit of a cause-based vehicle purchase that would, in turn, support the local community.
“It gives us great pleasure to make this donation to a very special organization like the Atlanta Children’s Shelter,” said Jim Ellis Automotive Group Vice President Stacey Ellis Hodges. “All children need comfort, safety, love and reassurance and I am so happy that we can play a part in ensuring that these children receive what they deserve.”
Atlanta Children’s Shelter is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides free quality daycare, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. With over 13,000 people in Atlanta waking up in poverty, nearly 2,500 of those are children. With the help of this donation, ACS will be able to assist in supporting close to two dozen homeless families.
“We are deeply humbled by the outpouring of support from the Jim Ellis Holiday Giving Campaign,” said Sandra Holiday, executive director of Atlanta Children’s Shelter. “With over $68,000 donated to our mission, a real impact was made on the wellbeing of Atlanta’s homeless families. This donation provides five homeless children with scholarships for one year in our licensed early childhood education program, it nourishes 15 homeless children in our classrooms for an entire school year with daily healthy meals and snacks, and it supports 20 homeless families transitioning them into housing with free childcare and emergency assistance for rent and utilities, keeping them stable for one year.”
The 2021 Jim Ellis Holiday Giving Campaign marked the sixth consecutive year of extra-mile giving to a local nonprofit during the holiday season. Throughout the 50-year history of Jim Ellis Automotive Group, philanthropy has always been at the forefront of the company’s culture. Whether it’s supporting child education programs, filling local food banks, or partnering with organizations to provide shelter for the homeless, Jim Ellis Automotive Group is dedicated to serving those in need.
We look forward to finding another worthy organization to support with our next giving campaign!