Archive for April, 2018
If there’s one thing that runs deepest in our DNA here at Newton Nissan, it’s giving back. We love supporting – and hosting! – events that support our local community. One of these events that we here at Newton Nissan have been hosting for eight years now is our annual Car Giveaway. Within the last two years, we expanded it to our South location, in Shelbyville. Here are a couple of fast facts about our car giveaway:
1. Absolutely Free
When we say “free” car, we’re not hiding behind taxes and hidden fees. We’re paying those for both students who win!
2. An entry for every “A” on the report card
The more A’s, the more entries you get! It’s as simple as that! The odds are ever in your favor, students. Don’t miss out! Turn in your report card today!
3. Come to our car giveaway for your chance to win!
One of the few rules for this event is that you must be present at the giveaway event in order to be eligible to win. Plus, we’ll provide free food, snacks, and other prizes! You just have to show up!
4. Important Dates:
June 11 – Last day to turn in your report card!
June 22 – Our Car Giveaway! Come to Newton Nissan in Gallatin at 6 PM. Featuring food, fun, prizes, and a FREE CAR!
We hope to see you soon!
One of Newton Nissan’s primary values is community involvement, and we are always looking to give back to our community, be it at home or across the world. This month, we are proud to introduce you to an important non-profit organization in our community: Gallatin Day Care Center. They have an Spaghetti Supper happening this month, that anyone is welcome to attend to help them raise funds to continue to improve the programs and services that they provide to children in the area. Check out the turnout for last year’s event (below), and keep reading to learn more about what they do for our community!
Who They Serve
The Gallatin Day Care Center is a special place that serves primarily low-income and foster children in our area. The children range from 12 months to 12 years old, and are often from at-risk situations at home. Sometimes, they are escaping situations of abuse or neglect at home by being enrolled in the program. The part-time as well full-time employees and teachers work together to make sure the children feel safe and loved when they are at the center. The children receive two meals and one snack during the day. The children also are instructed in different subjects and life-skills before entering school, or receive tutoring for their current classes, if they are in school.
Why They Serve
One factor in they way they run the center that they are very proud about is that they do not give a hand-out, they give a “hand-up.” In order to enroll their child, parents have to be either working or in school in order to qualify for child care. They also offer a sliding scale for parents who are having a harder time with finances. This enables parents the chance to continue their education and/or to earn income to support their families.
How You Can Help
Unlike most child care centers, the Gallatin Day Care Center receives no funding beyond what the United Way gives. Because of this, they are in desperate need for more donations to help make their services available to everyone that they can. There are only 20 staff for 100 children, but a lot of heart goes into their work. Linda, the director, summed up this heart perfectly: “No matter how good or bad my day was, I know that we made a difference, even with just a hug or extra food.”