Let’s Make Some Blankets for Project Linus!

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 3:52 PM

 After finding Project Linus online a few weeks ago, we have launched an awareness program linked with our facebook pages to raise money for their good deeds. Project Linus for those who haven’t heard of them yet, is a non-profit organization that makes hand-made blankets for seriously ill or traumatized children. The thought of warming a childs heart and providing comfort to them has brought a smile to our faces and a sense of love to our hearts.

We have been networking like crazy (with the help of our facebook friends) at all of our Rochester Motor Cars locations to gain likes for our facebook page, so that we can donate $1 per like to Project Linus, (goal by the way is 2000….currently at 452) but we want to do more! We have had a great response and hope we can hit our goal to help support this group in all that they do.   🙂

Don’t forget to like us on any of our Rochester Motor Cars facebook pages and Project Linus too! For every new like we will donate $1 to Project Linus to help them cover material and supply expenses. Click here!

I mean, how could you not love the idea of cozy hand crafted blankets being given to children at their most vulnable moments, adding comfort and coziness to their sweet little lives?     🙂

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This organization does not normally receive donations so they are strickly based off of volunteers bringing their own supplies. Speaking with Kim Carlson of Project Linus here in Rochester, she said they were thrilled to be the highlight of our campaign and look forward to be able to provide more blankets not only to the Rochester area, but to our surrounding communities as well.

Soooooo, to help them out even more, Thursday October 4th from 6:30pm-9:30pm we will be hosting a blanket making night at Rochester Toyota.  This event is open to the public as well as employees and their families.  At their last blanket night, Project Linus “Blanketeers” were able to finish 103 blankets! Let’s show our support and make that and a whole bunch more!!

 

Both men and women are welcome, as there is plenty to do:  From making the blankets, to  labeling them and packaging them all up for donation. The more people, the more we can get done!

(I would suggest something easy to do because of  time, like the polar fleece tie blankets or a easy sew style….for sizes go to Project Linus Blanket Sizes) They supply blankets from newborn up to teens.

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Rochester Motorcars will supply pizza and soda/water for the evening, but please bring your own blanket supplies (fabric, thread, scissors etc). If you are planning to use a sewing machine, please bring one as we won’t have one on hand. We will be setting up in Rochester Toyota’s temperature controlled service bay with tables and chairs set up for working, and there will be plenty of room.

Let’s make this a great evening for socializing and meeting new people, enjoying the company of our friends and giving children in our community a reason to smile 🙂

Don’t forget to like us on any of our Rochester Motor Cars facebook pages and Project Linus too! For every new like we will donate $1 to Project Linus to help them cover material and supply expenses. Click here!

Chuck Hermann Memorial Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Rochester Motor Cars is proud to be a sponsor of the First Annual Chuck Hermann Memorial Ultimate Frisbee Tournament which will be held this Saturday, September 22nd at Soldier Field starting at 8am.

Ultimate Frisbee was a game that the late Chuck Hermann, Battalion Chief fire-fighter, loved to play with his fellow fire-fighters. The hope of this event is for people from the community will participate in the game but also enjoy each other’s company as we remember a great man. It is also an opportunity to raise funds for an organization that Chuck was passionate about, GreatDeeds. GreatDeeds is a non-profit organization that exists for the dual purpose of performing good deeds for individuals, families and organizations and educating and empowering others to perform good deeds.

For more information on GreatDeeds, go to www.greatdeeds.org

Chuck was a highly respected and decorated member of the Rochester Fire Department for 30 years beginning August 19th, 1981. He received numerous awards including the Mayor’s Medal of Honor and had reached the rank of Battalion Chief. His loss to the department will be felt by the countless firefighters that he worked with throughout the years. Chuck was an instructor for the National Fire Academy , and was an active advocate of Fire Fighters for Christ which allowed him to serve two of his biggest passions in life: serving his Lord and Savior and fire-fighting. He was also co-owner of the family auction business, Hermann Auctions, founded in 1972.

 

4th Annual Bras for a Cause

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Ahhhh, the leaves are changing; there’s a coolness to the air. The sun sets a bit earlier and all the kiddies are back in school. Yup, that’s right….. it’s fall. Another sign that the autumn season is upon us is the 4th Annual Bras for a Cause! It’s that time again to “take ’em off, and hang ’em high”! Bras for a Cause is our annual event that we do along with Clear Channel Radio here in Rochester (which is 102.5 The Fox, Lazer 101.7 and KFAN 100.3) to raise money and awareness for Join the Journey and their fight against breast cancer.

First some background info on Join the Journey:

Join the Journey was founded in 2005 in Rochester, Minnesota.  What started out as a  basket of scarves and hats being passed among friends  newly diagnosed with breast cancer quickly evolved into Join the Journey.   Breast cancer survivors Effie Psimos and Patty Allen along with close friend Margie Loprinzi recognized a larger need than the basket could handle and came together with the hope of raising awareness of breast cancer and helping everyone with this disease in our local community.

Before long Join the Journey had their first Ten Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The community response was tremendous and each year the participation grows. In 2010 there were over 1,100 walkers!

 Join the Journey has evolved into an established non-profit community organization, which supports programs and projects that uphold the mission of promoting breast cancer awareness and providing support to individuals on their breast cancer journey.

From an early dream of helping breast cancer patients in our community to our present position as a well recognized charity that has helps thousands of people we could not be more proud. Our ultimate vision includes a time when Join the Journey no longer needs to exist, but until that day arrives we will continue our mission; helping one person at a time. (see more at jointhejourney.com)

The Event:

The Bras for a Cause event puts a fun twist on raising money. Each year leading up to October (National Breast cancer Awareness month), we collect new and used bras. Rochester Motor Cars (that’s Rochester Ford, Rochester Toyota, Rochester Mazda, Rochester Car Clearance Center, Rochester Collision Center and Rochester Service on 2nd) then donates $1 per bra. In a new upping of the ante,  this year we have upped our donation to $2 per bra! Last year we collected just shy of 4000 bras! Whoot whoot!

So here are the events going on this year:

The main event will be held at Rochester Toyota October 6th from 1pm-5pm. There will be food, refreshments, bounce houses for the kids, and more! Make sure to stay to watch as we fly the bras high above Rochester suspended from a hot air balloon supplied by Lesmiester Balloons. The balloon will try to fly some time between 3-5pm depending on weather conditions. This is a great sight the whole family will enjoy watching!

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Also, from now until Oct 6th, bring in a bra to any of our service locations (Rochester Toyota, Rochester Ford, Rochester Mazda, or Rochester Service on 2nd) and receive a 1/2 price oil change! That’s right….1/2 price! Must bring bra in at time of service.

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 So go through your drawers and drop off any bras you can! Our goal this year is to hit 5000 bras!

Hope to see you all there!

 

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