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‘Tis the Season: Newton Gives

Friday, December 21st, 2018

It’s no secret that we here at Newton Nissan love to give back. From giving away brand-new cars to smart students, hosting fun family events like Trunk or Treat, and sponsoring schools and sporting teams in our area–we are dedicated to supporting our community. One of the ways we’ve given back in recent years has been sponsoring an organization near and dear to our founder & owner’s hearts: Mustard Seed Communities.

This non-profit has multiple residential homes in 5 countries, which care for neglected and abandoned children with very special medical needs. Each community cares for residents’ physical, mental, and spiritual needs for as long as needed. Bill and Terry Newton have been working with them for over 16 years now!

Each year, the way Newton gives back is to donate in honor of the Newtons. Each of us give what we can, and every employee is invited to participate. We then announce the donation at our annual staff Christmas party. This year, we raised the most that we’ve ever raised before! $5500 will be donated to Mustard Seed Communities to help them continue in their mission to help some of the most needy children around the world. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this mission alongside our owners.

Newton Gives

To learn more about Mustard Seed Communities and how you can help, please visit their website.

Community Spotlight: White House on Fire Rocktober Celebration

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Here at Newton Nissan, we love our community. We take in many different sponsorship applications and try to be a part of as many fundraising events as we can. We can’t help everyone, but we can make a difference in little ways all across our community. So when we heard about this year’s White House on Fire “Rocktober Celebration,” benefiting the Volunteer Fire Department in White House, we knew we wanted to help. This event has turned from a small idea that Brian Gamboa had to help the Fire Department, to a community-wide event that many other local businesses have also sponsored to help raise money.

White House On Fire

Tickets are on sale now for White House On Fire!

Online  Presale Discount  at only $5 each.  VIP/Meet n Greet tickets  are now available for $20 each. Kids 8 and under FREE of charge. Log on to www.bit.ly/whofrock  to get tickets now. White House On Fire is an outdoor event in the heart of town, in the western quadrant of the Kroger parking  lot, located at 520 Hwy 76, White House, TN 37188.  Lawn chairs are welcomed. No coolers please.

White  House On  Fire is on  its way to becoming a firm fixture in the  local community, centered a few songs north of Nashville and south of Bowling Green, KY, on  I-­‐65 at exit 108. This year’s sponsors include Heritage Remodel, NashvilleWebDesign.BIZ,  31W Insulation, Music City Honda, White House Kroger,  Bratten Electric, Wakefield Insurance, Dee Cee Vitamins,  J and A Disposal and Southeast Electric with more details  and information at WNRQ 105.9 The Rock radio. Other contributors  include: Westside Rentals, White House Dairy Queen, Tavern 76 and  Budweiser, Uptown Wine and Spirits, Los Jalapenos, Ink and Screens,  Signature Signs and B and B Signs.

Will you be coming to the event? Come find Newton Nissan – we’ll be there with a brand-new 2018 Nissan Titan!

Our Car Giveaway: Good Grades, Free Car

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Newton Nissan Car Giveaway

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!

For more information and complete rules and FAQs, visit this page! If you live in Shelbyville or Murfreesboro, go here instead!

Newton Nissan Gives: Gallatin Day Care Center

Monday, April 9th, 2018

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!

Gallatin Day Care Center

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.” 

You can make a difference too! Come to the Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction in a few weeks, have some good food and bid on some good gift baskets! All proceeds will benefit the Gallatin Day Care Center.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate this worthy organization and raise money together

to keep their work going strong!

Here’s the info on their upcoming event:

Gallatin Day Care Center

Newton Nissan Gives: Gallatin Shalom Zone

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Newton Nissan Gives

Newton Nissan Gives

Newton Nissan is committed to the community that surrounds it. From work with Mustard Seed Communities to giving oil changes to local fundraising auctions, we are always looking for ways to give back. One of the organizations that reached out to us last year for sponsorship opportunities was Gallatin Shalom Zone. This wonderful organization, right here in Gallatin, is dedicated to improving our community by engaging Sumner County residents “in the work of healing, peace, reconciliation, justice, and love.”

Towards this end, Gallatin Shalom Zone has transformed a former high school (Union High School), into the Union High Resource Center. This centralized location serves our community as a meeting place for individuals as well as organizations to foster positive and healthy community development. Through programs such as ESL, after school tutoring, camps, and more, the center promotes a safe, healthy, and happy environment for kids and adults alike.  In time, their goals are to see more children graduate high school and for our families to grow stronger.

This year, Newton Nissan joined their mission in sponsoring their 8th Annual Tribute Dinner, which seeks to honor with awards members in our community who are making a difference. Three awards are given at this dinner: The Heritage Award, The Leimentoll/Martin Humanitarian Award, and The Hal Hooper Philanthropy Award.

The Heritage Award will be presented to First Baptist Winchester. This award is given to a group or organization who are involved in the community in the spirit of the Shalom; First Baptist will receive this award for long-term, outstanding, and dedicated involvement in the community.

The Leimentoll/Martin Humanitarian Award will be presented to Bill Puryear. This award recognizes character, strength, and unwavering integrity and compassion. Bill will receive this award for his steadfast involvement in many schools, organizations, churches, and individuals’ lives.

The Hal Hooper Philanthropy Award will be presented to R.C.O. Holding Company/R.C. Owen III. This award showcases those whose donations have improved the community with sustainable change. R.C.O. Holding Company/R.C. Owen III receives this award for years of support given to the community by the company and past president.

You can still get involved and join them for this special tribute dinner on Thursday, March 15. Reservations are required. Contact the Shalom office at 615-442-7575 to reserve your seat! Tickets are $50/each; $400/table of 8.

We hope that together we can celebrate the work of Gallatin Shalom Zone and improve our community, one life at a time.

 

 

Note: for all donation or sponsorship requests, please contact us.

Newton Nissan Gives: Mustard Seed Communities Update

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Newton Nissan Gives

A few months ago, we told a story, about how “Newton Nissan gives” is a major part of our DNA here. We strive to be a part of our communities, not just a place for customers. And this is not limited to Middle Tennessee; for seven years now, we have partnered with Mustard Seed Communities: an international organization dedicated to helping children around the world. Our partnership began through our founder’s wife, Mrs. Terry Newton, going on one of their trips, and has led to more employees going with them. Every year, we partner with them for their annual Dare to Care Fundraiser. October 7th, 2017 marked its 13th year, and the Newtons hosted it in Atlanta.

 

And we’re so happy to announce that this event raised

over $200,000 for abandoned & disabled children.

It’s amazing what happens when communities from near and far come together for an important cause! Newton Motor Group once again proudly donated a vehicle to auction off. It is always an honor for us to give back in this way.

Newton Nissan Gives

What’s the impact?

Mustard Seed Communities holistically meets the needs of children with disabilities who have been abandoned or neglected. They strive to meet physical needs, as well as spiritual and emotional ones. The money raised from this event goes directly to make sure that these children, though once abandoned, are never abandoned again.

Some Very Special Guests

Some of our very own staff members and their families attended the event last month, including Mike Abbandonza, pictured below with Bill Newton. Mike Castro, from our South location in Shelbyville, came with his wife also.

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In addition, some of the very men who help run the day-to-day activities of these communities attended. Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon (below right), founder of Mustard Seed Communities, and Father Garvin Augustine (left), Executive Director of MS International both attended. Here they are with Terry Newton, who chairs this event every year. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed USA.

Newton Nissan Gives

How can you help?

Join as Newton Nissan Gives to Mustard Seed Communities:

Find out more about Mustard Seed Communities by visiting their website.

Stay up to date with Mustard Seed news & events on their Facebook page.

That’s a Wrap! Trunk or Treat 2017

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Trunk or Treat

We love Trunk or Treat!

Trunk or Treat is easily our favorite day of the year, because we here at Newton Nissan love getting to see our community. It’s also an important day for us, because it is a day that we promote the community we are in. This year, the Gallatin High School Band helped us decorate 40 trunks that we filled with enough candy for all the afternoon’s visitors! In return, we donated funds that will help them continue to develop their program!Trunk or Treat

Battling the freezing temperatures, the band’s trunks showed up early and began decorating their cars, trucks, and SUVs into spooky entrances, fun characters, and pop culture references, such as Jurassic Park and Star Trek. We brought in fun bouncy houses and euro bungees for the kids to enjoy for a few hours! The cold weather would not keep us from having fun with our community.

So, why do we do this?

Because we here at Newton Nissan believe that our community is more valuable than our bottom line. And to show this, we simply want to be a part of our customer’s lives. Trunk or Treat is one of those days when that becomes a reality, a day that allows us to host a fun event, get to know our community, and to give back. Ultimately, we hope that this community relationship extends from fun events into the daily interactions we have with every person that walks through our doors!

Trunk or Treat

Thank you for being a part of our community!

We hope to see you next year at Trunk or Treat 2018!

Newton Nissan Gives: Mustard Seed Communities

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Newton Nissan is made up of people who genuinely care about their communities as well as their customers. And that caring spirit extends straight from the top: our owner, Bill Newton, and his wife, Terry. In 2003, Terry went on her first mission trip to Nicaragua. While there, she fell in love with a little boy named Joey, whom she and Bill later adopted. This trip was the beginning of a now well-established relationship the Newtons have with a non-profit called Mustard Seed Communities.

Newton Nissan Gives

“Once abandoned, never abandoned again.”

Mustard Seed began as a residential home in Kingston, Jamaica, and now is established in 5 countries: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. They are committed to caring for the most defenseless populations of societies. This includes those suffering with social and/or developmental disabilities, as well those with HIV/AIDS.  Even as they have expanded and grown, their foundation remains the same: “Once abandoned, never abandoned again.” Each community cares for residents’ physical, mental, and spiritual needs for as long as needed.

Taking Newton Nissan to Jamaica

Bill and Terry both have led numerous trips to these homes, and they have taken their family as well as staff from Newton Nissan, including owner Mike Abbondanza and his wife, Karen, and co-owner and General Manager at Newton Nissan South, Mike Castro along with his wife, Regina.

Mike Abbondanza in Jamaica

Smith in Nicaragua

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When Terry returned from that first trip, she and a group of ladies began a fundraiser called Dare to Care to raise money for Mustard Seed Communities. “The needs are enormous and continue to grow daily. Because our residents are disabled, we require more staff members to care for these fragile children. This, along with food, medicines, diapers, etc, adds up to huge expenses,” Terry says. Dare to Care has grown into a large annual event that brings in $150,000, with over 200 attendees, hosted by Bill and Terry Newton in Atlanta, GA.

For 7 years now, the Newton dealership has participated in this fundraiser by donating a new car to be raffled at the event.

Newton Gives

How can you help?

Join as Newton Nissan Gives by participating in the Dare to Care online auction!

Find out more about Mustard Seed Communities by visiting their website.

Stay up to date with Mustard Seed news & events on their Facebook page.

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