The Jim Ellis Automotive Group recently announced that it raised $65,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta for the between Nov. 25 and Jan. 2 by setting aside a portion of every new or pre-owned vehicle purchase that occurred at one of its 13 locations for the organization.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta consists of 25 clubs spread across 10 counties.
Jim Ellis Automotive Group president Jimmy Ellis presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta with a check on Jan. 31 at the A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club in Norcross.
“Through this giving campaign, it became clear very quickly the impact Boys & Girls Clubs have made on many of our customers, staff and community members,” said Ellis in a press release.
“We heard story after story about the personal impact various clubs had made on customers and staff alike during their own youth. Some felt so strongly about the mission and influence of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta that it became a deciding factor in the timeline of their vehicle purchase, wanting to make sure they purchased during the giving campaign period. We couldn’t be more thrilled about the outcome of the campaign and the organization that we will be donating these funds to. It truly was a great season of giving at Jim Ellis Automotive!”
Jim Ellis Automotive surpassed its original donation goal for the campaign by $15,000, according to the auto group.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s locations combined serve more than 3,500 youth daily. Programs are designed to help youth succeed in school, live healthier and become leaders.
“Many of the youth we serve face big challenges. They don’t have access to the resources and relationships they need to excel,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta president and chief executive officer Missy Dugan.
“We are so grateful to partners like Jim Ellis who believe in our kids and invest in their future potential. We know with the right resources and support, these kids and teens will become the next leaders in our community.”