Hopelink and Rairdon Get Kids Ready for Back to School With Backpack Drive

July 11th, 2019 by

Hopelink and Rairdon Get Kids Ready for Back to School With Backpack Drive

Philanthropy isn’t just for mega-donors like Bezos and Bill. Smaller efforts also add up; in fact, they can do extraordinary things. But enough talk, let’s prove it.

Rairdon’s Back-to-School Drive is July 15th

From July 15th to August 15th, for every new or used car sold, Rairdon will provide a back to school kit to local Seattle children living below the poverty line.

This important drive comes as part of a partnership with Hopelink, a local Seattle organization that works to combat poverty.

And we just love how Hopelink meshes with our Culture of Care.

Rairdon’s Culture of Care

Rairdon’s back-to-school drive is part of a larger Culture of Care platform. This initiative centers on being a positive force in the local community through philanthropy, giveaways, and important partnerships with local Seattle charities.

What’s Inside the Back to School Kit

The back-to-school kit will include 3-ring binders, scientific calculators, composition notebooks, divider tabs, graph paper, headphones, highlighters, index cards, pencil boxes/pouches, sharpies/dry erase markers, USB flash drives, and multi-colored backpacks. Basically, everything a student would need to be prepared for school each day.

List of Participating Rairdon Dealerships

13 total Rairdon dealerships will be participating in the back-to-school drive. These include:

  • Honda of Sumner
  • Honda of Burien
  • Honda of Marysville
  • Nissan of Auburn
  • Subaru of Auburn
  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Kirkland
  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Monroe
  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Marysville
  • Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Bellingham
  • Hyundai Bellingham
  • Maserati of Kirkland
  • FIAT of Kirkland
  • Alfa Romeo of Kirkland

More About Hopelink

We really can’t overstate the importance of Hopelink to the local Seattle area.

Hopelink gives people who are in need

1) Access to direct services

2) Connections to qualified resources who can make the organization’s theory of change a reality.

Their theory of change enables those who are in need to move from having their basic necessities met (i.e. food, nutrition, and housing) to becoming well-equipped to exit poverty altogether.

Philanthropy Quick Facts

  • Did you know? The word philanthropy comes from the Greek philanthropia, which means kindliness, humanity, benevolence, and love to mankind.
  • One third of all charitable giving occurs in December (Seattle Times)
  • For the 2018 Holiday season, Rairdon partnered with Seattle Children’s Hospital for a toy drive. It resulted in 2,000 toys raised (and delivered) from our dealerships to the hospital.
  • Seattle is home to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an organization that has a huge impact when it comes to improving global health
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos recently launched a major philanthropic effort that consisted of investing $2 billion in housing and preschool education
  • Major nonprofits in Seattle include Jubilee Women’s Center, Open Adoption & Family Services, Bread of Life Mission, Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Washington & Alaska, Art With a Heart, and Hopelink
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