Now that the holiday season is behind us, we can take a moment to reflect on all wonderful people the Carbone Auto Group meets in this community. Not only have we been happy to support organizations and charities throughout the year, we are so proud of the members of this community that have dedicated their lives, their time, and their efforts to helping those in need.
Every year, each of the Carbone dealerships selects a local charity or organization to help in the spirit of holiday giving. This year was no different. Stores helped raise money, collect toys, supplies, food, and other donations to benefit a broad spectrum of people. And in some case, even some furry, four-legged friends in need. Just before the holidays, we meet with these hardworking folks to ensure those they serve have a happy holiday as well.
Doug Risucci, General Sales Manager of Carbone Nissan said, “We chose to support the House of the Good Shepherd this year. Helping to support the children of this community is our way of looking out for our future. The more we can help them now, the better our community will be down the road.”
“The Arc of Oneida-Lewis was so grateful we chose them this year,” said Allen Hutchings, General Sales Manager of Carbone Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. “The services they provide to people with development disabilities shows a level of caring and dedication that can inspire us all.”
As for our furry friends, they received some much needed support as well.
“It’s so important for our shelter to receive this kind of exposure, especially at holiday time,” said Lynn Rosen, President of the Human Society of Rome, the organization selected by Carbone Subaru of Utica. “We cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our organization.” The dealership devoted the month to collecting supplies and food for shelter pets and topped off the month with a fun and festive celebration featuring some of the shelter’s animals, food for the public and our very own Ricky Z at the piano.
As we look back on 2018, we can be proud to have served our community. But more importantly, we are proud to help those choose to help others. They face many challenges to fund their organizations and often manage very tight budgets. So making their jobs easier gives them more time to provide the support our community needs to thrive.
Thank you all for what you do and may 2019 bring you all the joy and success this community deserves.