For the sixth consecutive year, Jim Ellis Automotive is seizing the opportunity to give back to those in need in the community through a holiday giving campaign. This year’s campaign focuses on those receiving treatment and care with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The campaign will help those in need while also paying tribute to Jimmy Ellis, recently deceased Jim Ellis Automotive president and CEO, and his passion for supporting children in need in his community.
Each year, Jim Ellis Automotive Group selects a different Atlanta-area charity to support through the holiday giving campaign. Over the last five years, Jim Ellis Automotive has donated over $250,000 to groups supporting women and children in need across the Atlanta area just from the holiday giving campaigns. Last year, the campaign raised $68,850 to benefit the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, and this year it is expected to raise at least $65,000 to support those facing pediatric cancer.
Established in 1995, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s mission cares for more than 2,400 children with cancer and more than 5,800 children with blood disorders annually. With the support of the community, the center’s goal is to help eradicate childhood cancer.
“No one wants to see a child struggle or be in pain,” said Jim Ellis Automotive Group Vice President Stacey Ellis Hodges. “We hope that our donation this holiday season can bring a little extra joy to a child and their family at a time when they need support most. We can give a child the gift of growing up, together.”
The Jim Ellis Automotive Group is a long-time supporter of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s, donating a portion of the funds from the Annual Jim Ellis Charity Golf Tournament to this cause each year for over 10 years now. It is exciting to be able to support this organization in an even greater capacity this year.
“We are deeply grateful for the support of the Jim Ellis family,” said Janine Musholt, president of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. “They have been generous, long-time supporters of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We are humbled by their ongoing desire to collaborate with us to care for Georgia families.”