On Sunday, February 10th 2019, Heritage Automotive Group hosted a Pet Adoption Event in the Toyota Service Lane.
Our More Love Pet Event gave our customers a chance to learn more about the opportunities in our area to support our neighbors who are working on the front lines of pet rescue. Three adoption agencies were together under one roof for you to pet, belly rub and ear scratch your way to your new best friend! Visitors had the opportunity to learn more about the adoption process and requirements from multiple agencies without having to drive to three different counties!
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 that very day! At the end of the day, seven dogs ended up leaving with their new forever families right from our More Love Pet Adoption Event. We were so proud to know that seven furry friends could rest easier, surrounded by a little more love that night.
The H-Team at Heritage is committed and focused on helping others within our community - whether they are four-legged or two!
When we first asked ourselves how we could serve our community in deeper ways, we were eager to partner with our neighbors who work every day to improve the success and quality of our communities in Vermont. Every day, we witness great things going on in our community.
One of the easiest and furriest (!) ways to get involved, was to partner with the good folks working to find homes for all the homeless pets in our community. We’re not going to lie: we certainly didn’t mind doling out the pets and ear scratches, and being available for sloppy canine kisses. How can so many cuddly and cute canines be in need of homes?
This year, we were honored to work with several local agencies: Passion for Paws, All Breed Rescue, North Country Animal League, and Franklin County Animal Rescue. On February 10th, the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, each agency brought their dogs who were available for adoption to our More Love Pet Event. Our Toyota Service Lane is the perfect venue for lots of furry companions to frolic, and for the greater community to stop on by, and meet some of these great dogs for adoption.
Even more promising is that the agencies not offering same day adoptions had many interested parties begin the application process for many other dogs, meaning that our Sunday event helped connect even more dogs with loving homes.
It may not seem like a very large action to host a pet adoption event, but we think it’s a great way to spend the Sunday afternoon before Valentine’s Day. When the members of the H-Team pull together to host an event like this, we see how our organization, a car dealership, can help to improve the status of homeless pets. The H-Team is lucky enough to witness how teamwork, service, and integrity can impact the lives of others.
And, to us, that’s what it means to work with the H-Team.
Whether you work with us in the community, or work with us on your next car deal, we’re honestly proud you’ve chosen us. Thanks for being a part of it.
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.
H-Team Food Drive
The goal of the Turkey Challenge is to donate as much non-perishable items and turkey as we possibly can to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. 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.
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.