Van Donation to Guru Nanaks Free Food Langar PG
Our Pre-Owned Manager Chris Vigue has a long-standing relationship in the community with RANJIT from the Guru Nanaks Free Food Langar PG! A Message from Chris Vigue:"I first got involved with Ranjit in November of 2015 helping feed 5 local elementary schools once a week on my own time as early as 6:00 am to get the van loaded with fresh fruit for delivery to local schools. This continued for 2 school years and any opportunity that was available I made sure to support this great cause which included my employer, friends, family, local businesses and churches as support. This continued throughout the years and enabled me to be a part of donating a van to him in DEC of 2016. Here we are 4 years later at my New employer PG FORD and still supporting GURU NANAKS FREE FOOD LANGAR with the donation of a TOYOTA SIENNA VAN to ensure safe travels for RANJIT and his beautiful family." Wishing you all the best RANJIT and we look forward to seeing how this helps the community. Huge thank you to Signtek Industries for the decals on the van!
A goal was put before Prince George Ford by owner Pat Priestner for the 2018 fiscal year to donate $200,000 to the local community. Each of the 6 charities above were voted in by the employees of Prince George Ford. The Prince George Elizabeth Fry Society, 396 Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Prince George Humane Society, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Spirit of the North Health Care Foundation and Prince George Hospice House were all given a donation of $25,000. A donation of $45,000 will also be given to the Prince George Branch of the Edgewood Foundation to help those battling with addictions and mental health issues. The Canadian Diabetes Association will also receive $5,000. We look forward to seeing the good this money will do in the community and are proud to call Prince George our home.
100 Days of Giving
The 100 days of giving was an opportunity given to us by a community member who was driven to illuminate the community fellowship. During the campaign 100 individuals around the community had the opportunity to donate $100 to whatever charity they desired. Through this the community opened up, with matching donations and awareness created the campaign was incredibly rewarding for many people in the community.
Test Drive Events 2017
Each year we partner with school and community projects to help fundraise for a variety of efforts. 2017 we supported College Heights and Kelly Road students with raising money for their graduation celebrations. The Ghana school project which is run by an outstanding group of Canadians helping to build a school in Ghana Africa, so far they have completed one stage and have provided students with a suitable structure to learn in as well as toilets. They are now raising money to build more class rooms for older students so school will continue to be a priority to the Ghana community. The library in support of raising funds for their outreach vehicle, and the local 4H group who help teach children about responsibility while taking care and showing a range of animals from chickens and rabbits to horses and cows. During the test drive event supporters can come test drive a Ford vehicle and for each Ford test driven, Ford Canada will donate $20 up to $6,000 per event.
The employees were privileged to have the opportunity to donate $50,000 to local charities of their choice. Though the decision process took a while as there are many incredible organization to support in Prince George, 6 were chosen. We proudly donated $8,000 to the local SPCA who care for animals in need, The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation who work with donations in the community to help support the hospital with vital equipment required for the diversity of Northern BC, The Hospice House who provide end of life care and comfort, The BC Cancer foundation who were advocated by Wheelin' Warriors of the North a cycling team who have been working extremely hard over the last five years to support cancer research to this day donating half a million dollars! As well as Aimhi a group that supports people with physical or mental limitations to enable them in living full lives. Finally we donated $10,000 to the local library, they have been working hard on providing the community with an outreach vehicle to bring library services to shut in's and local events. We were honoured to help each organization and learn about their incredible efforts in the community.