Larry H. Miller Dealerships Celebrates 10th Annual Day of Service by Giving Back to Colorado Communities
DENVER(April 26, 2019) – Today, nearly 300 employees representing all 13 Larry H. Miller dealerships throughout Colorado volunteered during the company-wide annual Day of Service to honor and continue the legacy of the company’s founder on his birthday. This year’s event is also an early celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary on May 1.
Larry H. Miller, who passed away in 2009, believed what’s important isn’t what you receive but what you give. As a result, he created a legacy of “going about doing good” in the communities where he did business. Since 2010, more than 11,740 employees have donated over 45,965 hours at more than 200 locations in seven states. Additionally, Larry H. Miller Charities has donated more than $900,000 to qualified nonprofits throughout Colorado since 1997, supporting their day-to-day work that directly impacts residents and communities.
“One of the greatest gifts we can give is support and service to the communities where we work and live,” said Ray Reilly, senior vice president, Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “Our employees are not only proud but honored to be able to give their time on this day and throughout the year to help enrich the lives of others.”
Charities and organizations that benefitted from the Annual Day of Service events:
Jeffco Eats – Employees from Larry H. Miller Nissan 104th partnered with Jeffco Eats to help the organization pack and provide food for the weekend to 400 kids and their families. The day-to-day goal is to ensure that no child attending Jeffco Title One Schools and GAP schools goes hungry.
City and County of Denver Civic Center Park Food Distribution – Volunteers from Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch assembled hygiene bags and sack lunches. Employees served as feet on the ground resource distributing to the city’s homeless residents who often spend time during the day at Civic Center Park.
Volunteers of America – Larry H. Miller Nissan Arapahoe served as the headquarters where 60 employees put together 200 sack lunches that were delivered and served in addition to a hot lunch to the visitors of the local VOA shelter.
Salvation Army Lambuth Family Center – Fortyvolunteers from Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Havana and Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep painted the offices and housing facility that accommodates up to 20 families at a time in a short-term emergency shelter. Every year, the Lambuth Family Center serves more than 100 families and provides support to help them be self-reliant.
City of Thornton Carpenter Park – Employees from Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 104th and Larry H. Miller Ram Truck Center helped restore the park and playground area by painting, cleaning flower beds and putting up temporary fencing for “Thornton Days.” The effort helps ensure that the play and recreational spaces for youth are safe and well-maintained.
March of Dimes – Employees from Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood and Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood joined forces to help the organization prepare for the upcoming March for Babies Walk, which will bring together thousands to walk for the health and well-being of moms and babies. Employees set up tables, chairs and put up route markings and signage for the walk.
Habitat for Humanity Pikes Peak Region – Forty employees from Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs and Larry H. Miller Toyota Colorado Springs came together to help construct a new home for a deserving veteran and their family. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the Larry H. Miller team helped the organization transform lives with the gift of home ownership.
City of Boulder Volunteer Cooperative – Harbeck-Bergheim House and Beach Park – Forty volunteers from Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder helped repair the 120-year-old Harbeck-Bergheim House, a local historic landmark that once served as the home to the Boulder History Museum. In addition to the interior repairs, employees cleaned-up the exterior landscape and surrounding park area that’s open to the public and provides nature play opportunities for children.
About Larry H. Miller Dealerships
Larry H. Miller Dealerships operates 20 different automotive brands under more than 60 dealership locations in seven western states and employs more than 5,000 individuals. The dealership group is the second largest in Colorado and employs more than 1,000 individuals at 13 locations.
Larry H. Miller Dealerships has a strong legacy of giving back in communities where it does business. Through its charitable organization, Larry H. Miller Charities, more than $900,000 has been donated to Colorado nonprofits since 1997.
For more information about Larry H. Miller Dealerships, please visit www.lhmauto.com.