Every month an organization is selected to be the recipient of the awareness program. For each customer survey completed in response to a Chevrolet service visit $5.00 is donated to the monthly cause and $3.00 is donated for each Nissan survey completed after a service visit. Click here to see all the recipients of the awareness program.
2015 May/June - Carry the Fallen
Gandrud Chevrolet & Gandrud Nissan Service Centers have donated a check for $900 to “Carry the Fallen” on behalf of their service customers. During the months of May and June 2015 Gandrud Chevrolet & Gandrud Nissan customers returned a service satisfaction survey to their vehicles manufacturers. Each of the 264 returned surveys equaled a donation to Carry the Fallen.
The ultimate purpose of Carry The Fallen is to reduce veteran suicide and assist Military Families by
The check was presented by Sam McBeth (left), Gandrud Service Consultant & Vietnam Veteran, and Kevin Pearson(right), Gandrud Nissan Technician, uncle of Afghan war Veteran lost to the affects of PTSD. Accepting the donation for Desert Veterans of Wisconsin (Carry The Fallen) is Mark Bonovetz, (Center).
Gandrud Auto Group recognized that their locations in Green Bay may be overwhelming for their guests. The three dealerships (Gandrud Chevrolet, Gandrud Nissan, and Gandrud Dodge/Chrysler) along with Gandrud Collision Center are all located on Auto Plaza Dr. "We also looked at our customer base; we see more and more independent women buying and maintaining vehicles. It's up to them, and there is often a bit of fear when asking questions. Not knowing leaves them vulnerable. We want to take the fear away, and help women gain confidence when it comes to their vehicle." said Verchelle Dehn, Customer Relations Manager for Gandrud Auto Group.
A program was developed with women in mind. "Women on Wheels" is an event designed to provide a safe environment in which women can ask questions and gain information regarding their vehicle. The W.O.W. event is comprised of several seminars, each providing helpful information pertaining to a different aspect of the vehicle. Gandrud team members conduct the seminars, and are available for reference.
Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
The breast cancer family foundation is the recipient of donations generated by vehicle test drives during four designated Saturdays throughout October and November. In addition they also received a donation made based on the return of Customer Satisfaction surveys.
Breast Cancer Family Foundation provides educational services with regard to cancer prevention.
Pictured from Left to Right: Staci Hackl, representative for Breast Cancer Family Foundation, pictured with Verchelle Dehn
Since 1992 Gandrud Auto Group has donated over $40,000 in the form of scholarships to area high schools for their Graduation Night Lock-In parties. The scholarships are awarded as recognition and appreciation for the choice students make to celebrate their graduation in a safe environment; free of drugs and alcohol. When students arrive at the school’s party, their names are entered into a drawing for the scholarship. A representative from Gandrud arrives during the late night party and makes a random selection from the names entered. The scholarship is valid for any secondary education program; college or trade school. If the winning student is entering the military or going directly into the workforce, they can use the certificate toward the purchase of a new or used vehicle at any of the Gandrud Auto Group locations. Gandrud Auto Group is proud to support area youth in their commitment to ‘celebrating in a safe way’.
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Gandrud Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Bay-Lakes Council of Boys Scouts of America. Gandrud Chevrolet will be hosting the 6th annual two part "Race into Scouting" event to help youngsters in their first year of Cub Scouts. Activities during the event include outdoor cooking demonstrations, car kit carving, and a camp display. Gandrud Auto Group provides first year Bear, Tiger, and Wolf Cub Scouts with their scouting manual and Pine Wood Derby Car Kit.
Scouts receive a certificate from their troop leader when joining the scouts. The certificates are taken to Gandrud on the designated weekend and the first year scout receives their manual and car kit. Representatives from Bay-Lakes Council are on hand to carve the Pinewood Kit if needed, and answer questions the new scout may have. Scouts are encouraged to complete their Derby car before November 12th when Gandrud will host the second part of Race into Scouting with a Pinewood Derby Race Day.
The 2011 Race into Scouting Gandrud event will take place on Friday, October 14th from 3-8pm and on Saturday, October 15th from 9am-2pm. Reservations will be made for the November 12th Race Day during the initial event.
Further information can be obtained from individual scout troop leaders, or the Bay-Lakes Council at 800-3SCOUTS.
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