We live here. We work here. We give here. The Dick Hannah Toyota team is committed to supporting those who share this community and its resources with us. From hosting Damian Lillard at a public event in Longview to raise money for local causes to donating raffle vehicles that raise thousands of dollars for the Children's Cancer Association, to planting a tree for every vehicle we sell, we're committed to supporting local families, education and the environment.
Dick Hannah Toyota, in partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation, has proudly hosted Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers at a free public fundraising event in Longview annually since 2014. During the event, Dame shoots 3-pointers with money going to local organizations for each one made. To date, more than $75,000 has been raised and thousands of local residents have had fun. The Longview YMCA, Humane Society of Cowlitz County, Lower Columbia School Gardens, Safe Kids Lower Columbia and Mark Morris High School Athletics have been among the beneficiaries.
Dick Hannah Dealerships partners with the CCA by donating a car as a raffle prize to raise money during their annual Valentine's Day for CCA radiothon each February. This event promotes awareness and support to the CCA's award-winning programs and resources that bring joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families. Employee volunteers staff the phone bank to help the CCA with in incoming phone donations.
These organizations receive donations of cash, loaned vehicles or both:
The summer of 2017 marked the beginning of a great partnership with Vancouver and Evergreen Public Schools. Dick Hannah Dealerships championed a school supply drive that collected more than FIVE TONS of supplies that were distributed to thousands of local students at all grade levels. More than 50% of students in the area qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, an indicator of financial need.
To prepare technicians for a skilled career, Dick Hannah Dealerships offers a scholarship and internship program where students receive on-the-job training in our service departments while completing their education at Clark College.
With an initiative launched by our Green Task Force in 2007, Dick Hannah Dealerships plants a tree for every vehicle sold. To date, we have planted 187,881 trees in southwest Washington. Now that's green!
Dick Hannah Dealerships sets the standard for environmental best practices for automotive dealerships. Our internal Green Task Force partners with Waste Connections, Inc. and Clark Public Utilities to evaluate and implement waste reduction strategies and energy saving techniques.