Every year, the H-Team is proud to organize the Turkey Challenge.
The goal of the Turkey Challenge is to donate as much non-perishable items and turkey as we possibly can to our community in need. We prepare by putting a truck in each of our showrooms: Toyota and Ford. Then our entire community—all of our roughly 250 employees, plus any members of the larger community—is invited to add to the collection of canned goods piled up in the back of the truck. We collect cereal, peanut butter, soup, specific food items for the holiday, like stuffing and cranberry sauce and other pantry necessities until its time to pack it all up for transport! We drive it over to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, unload it, and weigh it on the giant scales. For the past two years, we have donated a total of over 4,000 pounds of food to the greater Burlington community. Once we know the weight of the canned goods, we head to the grocery store to match the weight in turkey! Last year, we matched 1,000 pounds of canned goods with 1,000 pounds of turkey we purchased! It takes a big team to come together to donate, pack, drive, haul, unload, weigh and repeat, but we are so fortunate to work with some of the best and most-community minded individuals in the area. We believe it's our responsibility to care for the community that has supported us for the past twenty-five years. That's why we love being a part of the H-Team, and working to make our part of Vermont a better place to work and live!
H-Team in the Community Projects
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
What does it mean to build a strong community? The H-Team knows it starts with healthy opportunities for kids. That’s why we are so proud to partner with The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. Since 2008, we’ve supported the club and its educational initiatives for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club.
Heritage Night at the Ballpark
Members of the H‐Team—employees of Heritage Automotive Group—attended the game at Centennial Field and handed out 25th anniversary edition hats to 750 people, celebrating the 25 years the Vermont Lake Monsters have been a part of our community.
More Love Pet Event
As always, our goal with this annual event is to help create awareness for the pet rescues and animal shelters of Chittenden County and beyond. It’s a bonus that some of the agencies were set up to finalize on-the-spot adoptions so that our event-goers could take their new friends home the same day!
Car Wash Fundraiser
On Friday, May 18th 2018, Heritage Automotive Group hosted a fundraising car wash to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. Members of the H‐Team worked side‐by‐side with the kids and staff of the Club to raise funds for the many programs that the Club offers.
Members of the H‐Team—employees of Heritage Automotive Group—were in attendance to "pull together" for LGBTQ youths in Vermont. Outright Vermont was founded in 1989 and have provided support, advocacy, and celebration of young queer people in Vermont for over 20 years. Outright Vermont's goal with the Fire Truck Pull was to raise $60,000 - they ended up smashing the goal and raised a whopping $73,360!
Heritage Ford partnered with JDRF to walk together to help raise money and awareness to battle type 1 diabetes. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
H-Team Summer Party
Every year, The Heritage Automotive Group hosts a party for all employees and their families. This is a celebration of all the hard work that everyone in the company does throughout the year. This event includes catering, music, and great raffle prizes.
Mt. Abe Safety Fair
In May of 2017, Mount Abraham Union High School invited Heritage Toyota to be a part of their full-day safety fair. In meeting parents, school administrators, first responder personnel, and state safety experts, we began to realize we could help foster a conversation about safety in our communities.